Negotiations Update

Posted: October 5, 2015 in Announcements

The AEA team met with the district team this afternoon for a bargaining session. The federal mediator was not able to meet with us as planned,which we were not aware of when the bargaining session began. The Association gave their last and final offer. The district team will take the offer to the School Board. Hopefully there is a response to our offer within a week. There will be a general membership meeting scheduled at the earliest opportunity when we have an offer to share with the membership.

Negotiation Meeting

Posted: September 30, 2015 in Announcements

The AEA  team will be meeting with the district team and the federal mediator Monday evening for a bargaining session. Please wear an AEA t-shirt or school district shirt to work Monday October 5th to show your support.

Downtown Alton Chili Cook-Off

Posted: September 29, 2015 in Announcements

The Downtown Alton Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for October 17th.  I thought this might be a great opportunity for our Alton Education Association to get out in the community, do something positive for our community, and connect with our community.

So, what do you think?  Since we are an organization, we would need to make 10 gallons of chili.
The event supplies cups, spoons, napkins, crackers, and a voting jar.
We would need people to volunteer Friday night to prepare the chili, people to volunteer to set up at the event, work the event, and clean up the event.  We would also need chili making supplies and/or money to purchase them from our members.  Brenda Powers has already volunteered to donate 10 pounds of hamburger towards the cause, if there is enough interest.  We will get into some of the more specific items if there is enough interest.
There is a $100 prize for the best chili in our category and a $100 prize for the best decorated table.  Therefore, we would also need a few crafty folks to work on decorations.  I have a few ideas for decorations….Going with a supporting the school district/ educational theme, of course.
The event itself is from noon until 3pm on the 17th.  I will call tomorrow to find out about food prep requirements, any restrictions on ingredients, etc.
If interested in any aspect of participating in this event please email Ronna Watt at  I think this could be a great opportunity for our organization to connect with our community!
Please respond with what you are willing to do this week!  The deadline for entry is Monday, October 5th!


Posted: September 23, 2015 in Announcements

The Association hopes to have another bargaining session with the mediator and the Administrative team in October. Unfortunately, scheduling can be difficulty with the number of people involved in the sessions. AEA’s team is very aware of your concerns about salaries and benefits and will continue to work towards a fair contract agreement


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