Earlier in October Organizing Fellow, Yolanda King, and President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins traveled to Texas for an AFT Human Rights Conference. While at the conference the DFT was awarded a Powerful Partnerships grant. Standing in the center, next to the DFT President is actor/activist Erika Alexander, a SAG-AFTRA award winning actress.
African American Leadership Awards 2023
Three of our own were nominated for the African American Leadership Awards: President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins, Treasurer Rodney Fresh and Retirees Chapter Secretary, Michelle Broughton. We are pleased to announce that President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins was the recipient of the Sophie Womack Quality of Life & Leadership award.
Listening to History
Retirees at the November Chapter meeting listened to AFT Archivist, Dan Golodner, as he gave a brief history of the DFT from 1920-1967. He presented a slide show presentation and gave some anecdotes about past DFT leadership. Displayed on the screen is a copy of the DFT charter from February 24, 1931.
New Addition to the Staff
The DFT staff has expanded by one. We are welcoming Regina Fuqua as an Organizing Fellow. She will be working alongside Yolanda King to service members with membership and dues.
Members please know the District is aware that teachers are accepting late and makeup assignments. We have notified the District the grade book is currently locked. The District's IT Dept is currently working to unlock the grade book for the first quarter.
Please review the FAQs concerning the monies classroom teachers and support staff are eligible to receive from the state for the additional work and costs incurred last school year under COVID-19. Also attached is the form employees need to complete.
The 2021 Open Enrollment has begun, and the first carrier virtual Open Enrollment Information Session is Wednesday, October 21, 2020 through Wednesday, November 4, 2020 for benefits effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Click here, 2021 Open Enrollment Changes, to view a summary of the changes. Listed below is a list of the remaining information meetings scheduled during Open Enrollment:
Wednesday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m. with BCBSM/BCN
Wednesday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. with Heritage Vision