Updates regarding childcare

Today we met with several district 196 administrators and directors to discuss the on-going need to support childcare in several of our elementary schools.

A plan is now in place to start 2-week rotations by 10-month clerical staff for childcare support.  This will start on Monday, April 13th.  If you are one of the first to be selected you will receive a phone call today or tomorrow from your principal/administrator.  If you do not receive a phone call, this means you have not been selected for the first rotation.  The district hopes to start contacting those selected for the next round, April 27th – May 8th, later next week. 

Staff needs may change due to a variety of factors, such as enrollment increases. If additional days are assigned, the district will communicate that information in a timely manner. 

If you have questions or concerns about your ability to work childcare, please refrain from calling human resources until you have received a call from your principal/administrator regarding you assigned rotation.  The HR department has been extremely busy returning calls and in many cases, it is taking a couple of days to get back to employees. 

As you know, we are continually receiving Covid-19 updates so this plan could change at any time, please monitor your district email daily.  You may also find additional resources for families and staff on the district 196 website using the Covid-19 link.

Thank you again for all you are doing to support families, students, and the district.

Sincerely,

The RAVE CA Executive Board

Kathy Buske, Rose Buecksler, Kim Bowling, Julie Emry, Lorrie Buecksler

 

A message from your Executive Board

Message from your Executive Board

Now that Distance Learning is up and running, we understand many of you have questions and concerns about the work you are doing.

First, we would like to share with all of you that our board has been in daily contact with district administrators and are working hard to ensure fairness for all.

Next, the district will continue to update employees on the latest news and changes which may affect our clerical group; please make sure to check your work email daily.  If you have any concerns, please contact your immediate supervisor for additional guidance.  For those of you who have contacted Human Resources and have not heard back, please be patient as they are working as quickly as they can to follow up on your questions.  If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at 196RAVECA@gmail.com

In addition, our spring member meeting which was scheduled for April 28th has been postponed.  More information to come.

And last but not least, thank you all for your hard work, support and patience as we navigate our new normal.

Stay safe and healthy,

The RAVE CA Executive Board

Kathy Buske, Rose Buecksler, Kim Bowling, Julie Emry, Lorrie Buecksler

If you or a family member needs assistance with any personal situation, please reach out to our free Employee Assistance line at: 866 326-7194

School Closings and COVID-19

In response to an executive order from Governor Walz regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), District 196 has canceled school for Monday, March 16 until Monday, March 30.

The most up-to-date information for staff will be coming from the Superintendent’s Office via text message, email, and the district website.  Plan to hear more news in the coming days.

Take Care and Stay Healthy!

2019-20 Health Insurance Rates

The 2019-20 Health Insurance rates for 10 month and 12 month clerical employees are now posted to our RAVECA.com website.  In addition, your building representative will be  forwarding an email from the RAVE CA Executive Board detailing this information.  Each clerical employee should receive an open enrollment packet tomorrow.

Any questions, please contact our district insurance department.

Clerical and Secretarial Appreciation Week

At the November 5th School Board Meeting, the board will approve a resolution declaring November 12th – 16th as Clerical and Secretarial Appreciation Week.

We have been invited to attend the November 5th meeting and will be asked to stand during the Superintendent’s recognition report.  This will take place during the first part of the evening, however we are free to stay for the entire meeting.

The School Board meeting starts at 6:00 pm on Monday November 5th and is held at Dakota Ridge School gymnasium (through the front entrance to the left).

Fall Member Meeting – November 8, 2018

Please join us for our fall member meeting Thursday, November 8th at 4:45 pm at Scott Highlands Middle School.  Our main topics of discussion will be the Supreme Court ruling regarding the rights of public employee labor unions, and nursing duties being delegated.  Non-members can join RAVE CA at the door.

Supreme Court Decision

As many of you may be aware, the Supreme Court recently passed down a ruling drastically changing the rights of public employee labor unions. At this time, we do not know how this will affect our clerical association. We anticipate many nationwide and local discussions in the coming weeks and will pass on details as soon as it becomes available.

Thank you for your concern and patience.
RAVE CA Executive Board

Election Results

We are happy to announce the election results of our spring member meeting.

Kathy Buske has been elected as our new President.  Kim Bowling has been re-elected as Treasurer and Lorrie Buecksler was re-elected to the Member-at-Large position.

Congratulations to all!

In addition, we have received feedback from many members in attendance at our meeting last week and we want to assure everyone that your concerns have been heard.  As your elected representatives, we are all very committed to our Association and moving forward we will strive to be a more positive, united team.

 

 

Updates to Website

We have posted several new items to our website so check it out!  

  • The new 2017-2019 RAVE CA Clerical Contract has been added and can be found under Official Documents on the Homepage.  The booklet itself is now being printed so expect to see your copy soon!!

  • Health Insurance Rate sheets can be found under Benefits.  Open enrollment documents should have been delivered to your buildings on Monday.

  • Meeting minutes can also be found under Official Documents.  They are in a Draft format until reviewed at our upcoming member meeting on May 8th.