Dear MEA Member,
As I’m sure you’re aware, there has been a lot of discussion recently
around a proposal that came out of discussions between the MEA leadership,
Dr. Brennan, and Mayor Gatsas. On April 17 the MEA Executive Board voted
to not enter into a tentative agreement based on that proposal. Up until
now we, the leadership team, have not shared with you any details around
the proposal, what could happen if concessions are made, and what could
happen if they are not.
To that end, we will be holding a General Membership Meeting, Monday May 7
at 3:30 PM in the Mirabile Auditorium at Memorial High School. This
meeting is open to active members of the MEA only, and people will be
required to check in at the door prior to entering. I implore all members
At this meeting I will begin by laying out for you where we currently are
with district layoffs, where we could be if concessions are made, what the
concessions would look like, and what would be given in return. I will
then take questions from the membership. Once questions have been
answered, members will be allowed to offer comments on what has been
We will treat this portion of the meeting similar in fashion to the way a
public hearing is held within the city. Each member will be given one
chance to speak and will be limited to three minutes. After everyone that
wishes to speak has been given a chance, any member wishing to speak again
will be given an opportunity to do so.
Again, I ask that anyone able to attend do so. This is a chance for the
membership to send a message to its leadership team as to which direction
they would like to take moving forward. Make no mistake, we take our
direction from you.
I look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Manchester Education Association
It should be noted that Dr. Brennan has allowed me the opportunity to
speak with you via district e-mail. If you want to respond to this
e-mail, please do so using your personal e-mail and please do so by
sending the message to my personal e-mail. That address is
[email protected]. Thank you.