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Congratulations to Our New 2018-2020 Officers

It’s with deep union pride that AFT 1481’s current leaders announce our incoming and continuing officers listed below, who will begin their two-year terms on July 1, 2018. PRESIDENT MONICA CASEYThornton High School TeacherCasey@AFT1481.org VICE PRESIDENT MIKE O’NEILLBus Garage Bus DriverONeill@AFT1481.org TREASURER LESLIE KEOUGHWestmoor High School RegistrarKeough@AFT1481.org SECRETARY ROISIN MADDENOceana High School TeacherMadden@AFT1481.org MEMBERSHIP CHAIR KARLA TALKOFFThornton High School Guidance…

Local art crew brings a shark frenzy to Oceana

This month, Peter Bogdanov and the artists from local tattoo studio, The Truth, have been hard at work bringing a real work of art to JUHSD’s Oceana High School. This week was particularly exciting, as three sharks popped up to form a gorgeous herd in just a few days time, each with beautiful, eye-popping realism and lighting effects. It’s a…

Time needs to apologize for attacking America’s teachers!

Time magazine’s cover for its new story on teacher tenure scapegoats teachers for the rampant inequalities in our nation’s public schools. Playing into the agenda of corporate-backed education “reformers,” Time is using a sensational cover to sell copies and ignoring important facts about our public schools and the dedicated teachers who staff them.

Watch the JUHSD School Board Candidate Forums

Last week, AFT Local 1481 teamed up with the League of Women Voters to host two Candidates Forums to showcase the five people who have chosen to run for the three open seats of the JUHSD Board of Trustees. Because this is the first election for these positions in 12 years, AFT 1481 felt it incredibly important to create opportunities…