Twinsburg Support Staff Association
To: “Meet and Greet” your Officers and Labor Relations Consultant
Date: Monday, February 4, 2013
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub
8870 Darrow Road
TSSA will provide soda and appetizers.
A cash bar will be available.
email email@example.com or see a board member with questions.
There were no additional nominations for President, so congratulations to our new President, Chuck Nash!
The election on Dec 10th will be for Bargaining Team members.
Nominees for Bargaining Team member are:
A number of emails have been sent to people that have given a HOME EMAIL address. If you are not receiving them, add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts. If you would like to receive them, send an email to email@example.com
Additional copies of the contract will also be available at the meeting.
The following nominations were taken at the meeting:
TSS President – Chuck Nash
Bargaining Team Members:
Karen Giaimo Carroll
Nomination are open until December 5, 2012. Please email Wendy Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org with additional nominations.
Mark your calendars for the election on December 10th @ 5pm in the THS LGI room.
When: November 29, 2012 @ 5:00 PM
Where: Twinsburg High School – Large Group Room
Why: Update the members on issues and to take nominations for president and bargaining team members
Mark your calendars now for the general membership meeting for the election: December 10th at 5:00 p.m. at THS.
Safety is the Issue!
Headlines print a disturbing picture of outsourcing school busing
What follows is a sample of incidents that have been reported:
- Ohio Department of Public safety assesses $50,000 fine against school bus contractor for failing to have current criminal background checks on file for its drivers servicing students in the Miami Valley (Ohio).
School Transportation News – March 4, 2010
- Cincinnati Public Schools fines the company they hired to transport students more than $28,000 for “hundreds of service problems: late buses, missing stops….”
CBS Channel 12 Cincinnati – June 25, 2010
- After surprise inspections, the Ohio State Highway Patrol declares eight of the nine buses it checked over a two day period “unfit to drive.” The buses are operated by a private company hired by the Columbus City Schools to transport students.
Columbus Dispatch – January 24, 2012
When school boards outsource busing services to private companies, they lose control over the quality of the buses and the drivers transporting students to our public schools. Many times these companies fail to deliver the promised savings to the district. In too many instances, the safety of school children is put at risk. School board owned buses operated by employees, who live in our community and care about our children, is the best investment we can make to assure safe travel to and from school. Tell the Twinsburg Board of Education that outsourcing bus transportation is a BAD IDEA.
Twinsburg Support Staff is currently working under an expired contract. Please get involved by emailing email@example.com Your home email will be used to keep you up to date with negotiations information and TSS meeting information. THANKS!