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Dec 2014

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Criminal Background Checks and Child Abuse Clearances

Criminal Background Checks and Child Abuse Clearances 12/17/2014 11:37:00 AM   Criminal Background Checks and Child Abuse Clearances Act 153 of 2014 On December 12, the PA General Assembly amended the Child Protective Services Law to require all prospective employees, current employees, independent contractors and volunteers to ...

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Dec 2014

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KEYTA Members Donate Over $30,000 Each Year to Local and National Charities

KEYTA Members Donate Over $30,000 Each Year to Local and National Charities 12/1/2014 9:33:00 AM   KEYTA members, through their generosity, donate over thousands of dollars each year to worthwhile charities that are meaningful to them. These contributions have made a positive impact on their local communities, school students ...

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Apr 2014

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KEYTA Freezes Dues for the 2014-2015 School Year

KEYTA Freezes Dues for the 2014-2015 School Year 4/1/2014 12:25:00 PM   The KEYTA Board of Directors has approved a dues freeze for the upcoming school year. At its meeting in March, the KEYTA Board determined that the Association’s commitment to maintaining an affordable option for educators warranted the freeze. The Board ...

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Apr 2014

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KEYTA Launches New Membership Category

KEYTA Launches New Membership Category 4/1/2014 12:24:00 PM   Beginning the 2014-2015 school year, the Keystone Teachers Association will be offering a new membership category for those educators who wish to be a part of the KEYTA community, but do not need our insurance benefits and legal assistance. For $20 annually, our new ...

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Mar 2014

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Legislation Allows for Saturday School Days to Make Up for Weather Closings

Legislation Allows for Saturday School Days to Make Up for Weather Closings 3/28/2014 12:29:00 PM   The State Senate unanimously approved legislation that allows school entities to have the option of rescheduling instructional days on Saturday, but for not more than one Saturday per month, in efforts to make up instructional ...

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Mar 2014

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General Assembly Advancing Youth Suicide Professional Development Plan

General Assembly Advancing Youth Suicide Professional Development Plan 3/24/2014 12:28:00 PM   Last month the Pennsylvania Senate amended and approved House Bill 1559, which would require school entities to develop a plan that includes four hours of training in youth suicide and awareness and prevention every five years for ...

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Mar 2014

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The Keystone Teachers Association Supports Paycheck Protection Legislation

The Keystone Teachers Association Supports Paycheck Protection Legislation 3/5/2014 12:21:00 PM   Paycheck protection legislation, which would end the right of unions to have their dues deducted directly from employee paychecks is garnering increased attention in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill ...

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24

Jan 2014

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Right-to-Work…What Does it Mean?

Right-to-Work…What Does it Mean? 1/24/2014 10:51:00 AM   Right-to-work means that you have a right to work at an establishment without being forced to join or financially support the labor union. Pennsylvania is not a right-to-work state. Therefore, if a collective bargaining unit (or union) forges an “agency shop” (better ...

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Jan 2014

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Do School District Insurance Policies Protect Teachers?

Do School District Insurance Policies Protect Teachers? 1/10/2014 3:45:00 PM   We are often asked if school district insurance policies will cover a teacher should they ever find themselves in a difficult legal position. First of all, school district insurance policies are not secured for the coverage of teachers. They are in ...

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Dec 2013

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Senate Bill 46 Would Abolish Hiding Teacher Misconduct

Senate Bill 46 Would Abolish Hiding Teacher Misconduct 12/23/2013 10:46:00 AM   Legislation that would require prospective employers attain past employment files of teachers is gaining momentum in the PA General Assembly. Under the bill, Senate Bill 46, prospective employers (school districts) would be required to obtain from ...

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