Instructional Advisory Group
This is a new committee as the result of the '06 negotiations.
The intent of this joint AEA/APS council will be to provide an
opportunity for classroom teacher's perspective to be considered
with regard to instructional issues before the point of implementation.
Meets once quarterly.
UniServ Unit Council
This council is required as part of the UniServ Unit structure.
Membership includes executive officers from the Aurora and Littleton
Education Associations, and one additional member from each local.
The Council's responsibility is to create the Unit budget, oversee
Unit expenditures, negotiate staff contracts and address issues
that relate to the functioning of the Unit. Meets 4-5 times a
year as required by the ALUU documents.
As required by the AEA Documents, the negotiations team has the
responsibility of surveying our members, identifying issues, developing
bargaining interests and negotiating the working conditions, compensation
and benefits for all teachers employed in the Aurora Public Schools.
By contract the negotiations team is limited to seven members.
Interested members are encouraged to become involved in negotiations
and take advantage of training opportunities at the leadership
trainings offered through AEA and CEA. Meets from January through
This committee reviews the current year's budget and proposes
a draft budget for the consideration of the AEA Board and AR Council.
Meets 1-2 times a year in the fall of each year.
Members of this committee review grievances that have not been
resolved at level 2 and which may be considered to go to arbitration.
The committee has the authority to direct the Association leadership
to take those grievances they believe are warranted to this level.
Meets 4-5 times a year as needed.
This committee will review AEA Documents (constitution/bylaws/standing
rules) and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and
AR Council for their consideration and vote. Meets as needed to
review Association Documents.
The ELA caucus is a special interest group of ELA teachers who
advocate on behalf of English language learners and staff who
work with these students. The ELA caucus also offers ongoing professional
development through a grant awarded through the NCUEA. Meets on
a regular basis during the year.
This committee has the responsibility of encouraging members to
stand for election, overseeing Association elections, counting
ballots and presenting the results of a ratification vote to Association
leadership and members. Meets as required to count ballots from
election activities, or review election guidelines.
Two Association members serve on this committee with district
administration and review and make recommendations on leave bank
requests from licensed employees. Meets monthly.
This is a joint committee of AEA/APS members who review insurance
proposals presented by the insurance broker employed by the district.
The committee makes recommendations to the APS Board of Education
regarding the insurance plans.
Meets 1-2 times a year, generally in January or February.
Legislative liaisons are Association members who volunteer to
work with our elected legislators before and during the session
to be the "teachers' voice". These members serve as
advocates for Association positions on upcoming legislation, meet
with legislators and represent the interests of teachers. Meet
as needed with legislators.
Members of this committee are charged with creating the membership
plan for the Association, monitoring membership growth and decline.
Meets on a regular basis throughout the year.
The Metro Regional Bargaining Council functions to help bargaining
locals coordinate around bargaining interests and issues and to
build advocacy for their members. AEA belongs to this group as
a bargaining local. Meets monthly.
Members of the Organizing Cadre work to help AEA members work
together for a common goal. One way of doing that is to encourage
sites to develop Building Action Teams as a way to communicate
Association information, issues and goals. The Cadre also supports
the AEA Bargaining team by organizing our members to engage in
activities that support the team throughout the bargaining season.
Meets as needed particularly during bargaining to support the
Across America Committee
This committee develops the Association plan for our participation
in Read Across America, and reviews and recommends the applications
for the AEA Read Across America grants. Meets 2-3 times generally
in the fall of the year.
Schools Joint Steering Committee
This joint AEA/APS committee is charged with reviewing and recommending
approval to the Board of Education of all initial RFP's to establish
Pilot Schools, and all proposals to later modify initial RFP's.
Additionally this committee serves to support and monitor Pilot
Schools and is empowered to make necessary decisions. Meets on
a regular basis throughout the year.
The committee members develop the Association plan for participation
in general and school board elections. Meets on a regular basis
prior to elections.
The SPED caucus was formed by a group of Association leaders who
are special educators who advocate on behalf of special education
students and staff. The SPED caucus offers professional development
through a grant funded by the NCUEA.
and Learning Committee
AEA is interested in providing professional development opportunities
to our members across a broad range of interests as well as developing
our own positions on teaching and learning issues. This committee
will explore opportunities, plan and deliver at least one professional
development opportunity for AEA members during the 08-09 school
year. Meets on a regular basis throughout the year.
committees are established, evaluated and terminated by the Board
of Directors. The Board of Directors determines the representation,
size, and designates duties of the committees as necessary. One
member of the Board of Directors is specifically designated as
direct liaison between any committee established and the Board.
president is responsible for appointing chairpersons of committees
with the approval of the Board.
submit minutes or a record of committee meetings to the president
which will be kept on file in the association office.
of the Board, joint AEA/APS committees and Caucuses are identified