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  • The Time to Get It Right

  • Bargaining: Time to Get It Right

  • Presidents' Message: Listen to Educators

  • President's Message: Staffing Crisis Will Get Worse Without Action

  • Presidents' Message: Staffing Crisis

  • Presidents' Message: Bargaining for Smaller Class Sizes

  • Tentative Agreement Reached on Safety

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    Navigating the Student Loan Forgiveness Quagmire: Upcoming Webinars

    Your union is working on several fronts to help with the student loan debt crisis in this country. On an individual level, we want to help you better understand the Federal Loan Forgiveness programs including the newly announced PSLF Waiver and to move you toward loan forgiveness. 

    Please join us to learn the facts about the current federal loan forgiveness programs and to gain access to the NEA Member Benefits Loan Forgiveness Navigation tool available at www.neamb.com/start.

    • December 6th, 4:30-6:30 PM on Zoom
    • January 13th 4:30-6:30 PM on Zoom

    RSVP here. Please remember that you need to be a PAT member to attend, so if you are not already a member, sign up here today.

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    Thinking Ahead About Retirement? Find Retirement Planning Resources Online

    PAT has frequently hosted workshops on financial well being and planning for the future, led by veteran financial advisor Ed Foster.  Whether you are a new educator thinking ahead, or in the last years of your career, we now have Ed Foster’s sage advice available for you online, whenever you need it:

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    Interested in Joining the PAT Bargaining Committee?

    PAT’s Bargaining Committee is both different from and crucial to our PAT Bargaining Team. Under PAT Bylaws, the Bargaining Committee "shall assist the collective bargaining teams in research and the development of the Association’s proposals under guidelines established by the Executive Board" (Bylaws, ARTICLE 10, Section 3). The Committee does the leg work to help us be more informed, efficient and effective during bargaining.

    We are currently seeking new members for the Bargaining Committee. We are looking for a racially diverse group of members who also hold a diverse array of positions within the district. The more perspectives we add to the table, the better solutions we can find. Space will be limited to ensure no one position or community is given undue representation.

    If you are interested, please fill out this Bargaining Committee Interest Form.

  • Join a PAT Committee

    PAT is known around the state and country for being a strong and powerful union.  Part of what makes this possible is the strength of our committees within the union.  Our committees give members a way to be involved based on their own interests.  Most of our committees are open to all members. We want you to get involved.  Your voice will make a difference. 

    Tell us what committees you'd like to join. Those who submit an interest form will receive either a meeting invitation or a Zoom Link.

    Most Committees meet about once a month in the evening.  Committee meeting dates and start times are available on our calendarCommittees with an * are open committees, and all PAT Members are welcome to attend. 

    ADVOCACY
    Chair:  Charity Powell, Laurelhurst ES

    Board Liaison:  Mike Bauer
    Staff Liaison:  Mu Son Chi

    2021-2022 meeting dates: 

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30PM:

    September 29th, November 3rd, December 15th, February 2nd, March 9th, April 27th

     

     

     Charity Powell

    BARGAINING
    Chair: Steve Lancaster, Lincoln HS
    Board Liaison: Angela Bonilla
    Staff Liaison:  John Berkey

    2021-2022 meeting dates:

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30PM:

    September 15th, October 20th, December 1st, January 19th, February 23rd, April 13th, May 18th

     Steve Lancaster

    SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH*
    Co-Chair: Alisha Chavez
    Co-Chair: Julie Whitaker
    Board Liaison: Beyoung Yu
    Staff Liaison:  Peter Brogan

    2021-2022 meeting dates:

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30PM:

    September 29th, November 3rd, December 15th, February 2nd, March 9th, April 27th

     Alisha Chavez

    Julie Whitaker

    RACIAL EQUITY*
    Co-Chair: Darshanpreet Gill*
    Co-Chair: Lindell Stone*
    Board Liaison: Jacque Dixon
    Staff Liaison:  Mu Son Chi

    2021-2022 meeting dates: 

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30PM:

    September 22nd, October 27th, December 8th, January 26th, March 2nd, April 20th, May 25th

    image-coming-soon-placeholder - Maricopa SBDCDarshanpreet Gill

    Lindell Stone

    INSTRUCTIONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT*
    Chair: Elizabeth Israel Davis, Grout ES
    Board Liaison:  Rachel Hanes
    Staff Liaison:  Peter Brogan

    2021-2022 meeting dates:

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30PM:

    September 15th, October 20th, December 1st, January 19th, February 23rd, April 13th, May 18th

     Elizabeth Israel-Davis

    LEGISLATIVE*
    Chair:  Ami Fox

    Board Liaison:  Vincent Chirimwami
    Staff Liaison:  John Berkey

    2021-2022 meeting dates: 

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30PM:

    September 22nd, October 27th, December 8th, January 26th, March 2nd, April 20th, May 25th

     

     Ami Fox

    PAT PAC 
    Chair:  Tina Lamanna

    Board Liaison:  Tina Lamanna
    Staff Liaison:  John Berkey 

    2021-2022 meeting dates: 

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30PM:

    September 22nd, October 27th, December 8th, January 26th, March 2nd, April 20th, May 25th

    Tina Lamanna

    MEMBERSHIP & SPECIAL SERVICES*
    Chair:  Julie Pedersen, Jason Lee K-8

    Board Liaison:  Shannon Foxley
    Staff Liaison:  Peter Brogan

    2021-2022 meeting dates: 

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30PM:

    September 22nd, October 27th, December 8th, January 26th, March 2nd, April 20th, May 25th

     Julie Pederson

    NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS
    Chair:  Ailien Tran, Winterhaven K-8

    Staff Liaison: Mu Son Chi

    Meetings Scheduled as Needed

     Ailien Tran

    SUBSTITUTE*
    Co-Chair:  Judith Kleinstein
    Co-Chair:  TBA
    Board Liaison: Greg Burrill
    Staff Liaison:  John Berkey

    2021-2022 meeting dates: 

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30PM:

    September 29th, November 3rd, December 15th, February 2nd, March 9th, April 27th

     Judith Kleinstein

     

     

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