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NLTA Information

Please be advised that the NLTA office is now open to visitors; appointments are recommended but not required. If you feel unwell, please do not enter the building and contact mail@nlta.nl.ca for further assistance. Please keep all Public Health precautions in mind when entering the NLTA office.  Non-medical masks are not required for staff and visitors when physical distancing can be maintained. For your convenience, disposable masks are available in the main entrance area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Important Updates

Memo re Extra-curricular Activities and Committees (September 7, 2021)

Media Release: NLTA Calls for More Cautious Approach in Return to School Plan (August 12, 2021)

 Media Release: NLTA Seeking Details on Impact of Ongoing COVID-19 Clusters on Schools (June 3, 2021)

Media Release: NLTA Responds to Resumption of In-Person Classes in Central Schools Under Alert Level 4 (May 27, 2021)

Media Release: NLTA Questioning Public Health Double Standard for Teachers (May 24, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available to All Teachers and Educational Staff (May 5, 2021)

 Memo re Decision in Sick Leave Policy Grievance (forced used of sick leave for COVID-19 symptoms) (April 15, 2021)

NLTA Response re NL Government to Move to Scenario 2 for High Schools After Easter Break (April 7, 2021)

Media Release: NLTA Expects the New Government to Honour its Commitments on Education (March 31, 2021)

Letter to Hon. John Haggie re COVID-19 Vaccine (March 23, 2021)

Media Release: NLTA Urging Government to Reassess Cohorting in Classrooms (March 11, 2021)

 Media Release: NLTA Says Some Concerns Remain Following New Announcements for K-12 Schools (February 26, 2021)

Media Release: NLTA Seek Clarity on Outbreak Impact and Management Plans for Schools (February 24, 2021)

Memo re Overview of Employment Insurance and Canada COVID-19 Relief Programs (February 16, 2021)

 Memo to TLAs re Working as a Substitute Teacher While on Unpaid Leave from TLA Position (February 16, 2021)

Media Release:: NLTA Supports Suspension of In-School Instruction (February 15, 2021)

NLESD Memo Distributed on February 14, 2021 (February 14, 2021)

NLTA Update re COVID-19 (February 14, 2021)

COVID-19 Resurgence in Province – Guidance for NLTA Members – UPDATED (February 12, 2021)

NLTA Update re COVID-19 (February 11, 2021)

• Media Release: NLTA Questioning Decisions for Schools After Confirmed Community Spread of COVID-19 (February 10, 2021)

 Media Release: NLTA Concerned About Impact of Recent COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in School Community (February 8, 2021)

Message from President Dean Ingram: COVID-19 Vaccines for Teachers and School Staff (January 27, 2021)

Media Release: NLTA Urging Government to Explain School Operation Decisions to Parents, Students and Teachers (December 11, 2020)

Media Release: NLTA Questions Why Schools Remain Open in Harbour Breton When Public Health is Unsure of COVID Community Spread (December 10, 2020)

 Media Release: It’s Time for the Minister to Tighten Up Public Health Precautions for Schools (November 23, 2020)

 School Re-entry Guidance for NLTA Members – UPDATED (November 18, 2020)

NLTA Temporary Policy Changes re Active Membership Privileges for Substitutes and Policy on PD Fund

Extra-curricular Activities and Committees (November 16, 2020)

COVID-19 – Sick Leave Grievance Update (October 14, 2020)

Update for Substitute Teachers: CERB Transition to New EI Benefit Plan (September 22, 2020)

COVID-19 and Sick Leave Update (September 18, 2020)

Policy Grievance Update (September 3, 2020)

Update on Call to Action (September 2, 2020)

Call to Action: Health and Safety of Teachers and the Public Education System (August 31, 2020)

NLTA Supports Safe September NL Rally (August 31, 2020)

Important Update for NLTA Members re Sick Leave Policy Grievance (August 27, 2020)

Reminder: Petition Regarding Re-opening of Schools (August 20, 2020)

NLTA Signs Memorandum of Agreement with NLSBA (August 18, 2020)

NLTA Statement to Media by Dean Ingram (August 17, 2020)

Media Advisory: NLTA Media Briefing Live on Facebook (August 17, 2020)

Media Advisory: NLTA President to Respond to NLESD Re-Entry Plan (August 17, 2020)

Media Release: NLTA Questions The Rising Interest in Home Schooling (August 13, 2020)

Member Update (August 12, 2020)

Member Update (August 11, 2020)

Petition Regarding Re-opening of Schools (August 7, 2020)

Member Update: Letter to Premier Designate Dr. Andrew Furey re K-12 Re-entry Plan (August 6, 2020)

Update for Substitute Teachers: CERB to Transition to New EI Benefit Plan (August 5, 2020)

Member Update – Government’s K-12 Education Re-entry Plan (July 31, 2020)

Memo to Substitutes – Questionnaire re Impact on Suspension of In-School Classes (July 22, 2020)

FAQ Memo – Change to School Year Start Date (July 22, 2020)

Follow-up to Correspondence Sent June 15 and July 6 (July 21, 2020)

Change to the Start Date of the 2020-21 School Year (July 20, 2020)

Member Update (July 15, 2020)

COVID Media Guidance (July 10, 2020)

Member Update re: K-12 Education Announcement (July 7, 2020)

Media Statement from NLTA President re K-12 Education Announcement (July 6, 2020)

Media Advisory: NLTA President to Respond to Government’s K-12 Education Re-Entry Plan (July 6, 2020)

Message from NLTA President re K-12 Education Announcement (July 5, 2020)

COVID-19 Substitute Teacher Relief Grant Fund Information/Application Form (DEADLINE IS JULY 31, 2020)

NLTA Office Reopening (July 6, 2020)

Message from NLTA President re Statement from Government (June 29, 2020)

Update from NLTA President re Planning for 2020-21 School Year (June 25, 2020)

Media Release: Public Education System Will Face Disruptions If Substitute Teacher Shortage Not Addressed (June 25, 2020)

Message from NLTA President: Call to Action re Substitute Teacher Shortage (June 24, 2020)

Group Insurance Update (June 22, 2020)

Memo re Storage of Materials for the Summer (June 19, 2020)

Prosper NL – Message from NLTA President Dean Ingram (June 19, 2020)

Update for Substitute Teachers: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Extended (June 17, 2020)

Message from NLTA President: Call to Action (June 16, 2020)

Media Release: NLTA Responds to Comments by Minister of Education (June 16, 2020)

Survey – Canadian Teachers Responding to Coronavirus (June 1, 2020)

Member Update: Planning for September 2020 (May 29, 2020)

Memo re Opening of Schools (May 26, 2020)

Minister Warr Provides Update on K-12 Education (May 15, 2020)

• Memo re Update on Teacher Allocations for 2020-21 (May 12, 2020)

Correspondence to Provincial Government re Substitute Teachers (May 11, 2020)

Notice to Members re COVID-19 Wellness and Mental Health Resources (May 1, 2020)

Notice to Members re MEDOC Travel Insurance (April 28, 2020)

Media Release: NLTA Supports COVID-19 Education Plans That Put Families First (April 27, 2020)

Update for Substitute Teachers: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Eligibility Changes (April 23, 2020)

 Important Information from Johnson Inc. About Your Insurance & COVID-19

• Message from NLTA President Dean Ingram VIDEO (April 8, 2020)

Message from the President (April 8, 2020)

Update for Substitute Teachers: Canada Emergency Response Benefit and ROEs (April 7, 2020)

Notice to Members re Childcare Program (April 2, 2020)

Notice to Members: Government News Release re Public Exams (April 2, 2020)

NLTA News Release re: Decision to Cancel All Public and High School Exams (April 2, 2020)

Letter from NLTA President (April 2, 2020)

Notice to Members: Essential Worker Child Care MOU (April 2, 2020)

Member Advisory: Availability of Childcare Services for School-Aged Children of Essential Workers (April 1, 2020)

• NLTA Update for Substitute Teachers: Additional Info re CERB (March 31, 2020)

 NLTA Update for Substitute Teachers – Canada Emergency Response Benefit (March 26, 2020)

 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Coordinators Available During COVID-19 Pandemic

• UPDATE for Teachers Who Substitute: Employment Insurance Benefits (March 24, 2020)

• NLESD News Release – District Releases Learning At Home (March 23, 2020)
This public statement has been distributed by NLESD informing parents of District created learning resources. This is in keeping with the District messaging on March 19. In conversations with NLESD, the expectation continues to be that teachers make contact with their students on a weekly basis and to provide assistance when possible. At present, there is no requirement for K-9 teachers to assess student material or create learning packages. The NLTA has continued to advocate for the greatest flexibility for teachers and the opportunity for them to exercise their professional judgement.

• Memo to School Administrators re Work in Schools (Mar 20, 2020)

 Message to Substitutes re COVID-19 (March 19, 2020)

 NLTA COVID-19 Update re Clearing Out of Student Lockers (March 19, 2020)

 IMPORTANT Travel Insurance Update for MEDOC Customers (March 17, 2020)

 NLTA Update re COVID-19 – What We Know So Far (March 16, 2020)

 NLTA News Release: Schools Should Not Be Treated as a Convenience (March 16, 2020)

 NLTA Update re COVID-19 (March 15, 2020)

The following are media interviews conducted with NLTA President Dean Ingram during COVID-19.

November 24, 2020, CBC 7am News – NLTA President Talks About Safety Procedures

November 24, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – NLTA President Talks About School Closure

November 24, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – NLTA President Supports Government’s Decision to Close a Deer Lake School

November 23, 2020, CBC Here & Now – NLTA President Talks About School Closure

November 23, 2020, CBC On the Go – Elwood Elementary Closed for Next Two Days

November 23, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Schools Need Mandatory Masks and Physical Barriers

November 19, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Weighing the Risks of Extracurricular Sports

November 19, 2020, CBC NL Morning – Lack of Substitute Teachers in NL – Part Two

November 19, 2020, CBC NL Morning – Lack of Substitute Teachers in NL – Part One

November 18, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Substitute Teachers Shortage

November 18, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Substitute Teacher Issue

November 13, 2020, CBC 5pm News – NLESD Allowing More Extracurricular Activities

November 13, 2020, CBC NL Morning – Activities Returning to School

November 13, 2020, VOCM 7am News – Reaction to Extracurricular Activities in Schools

November 12, 2020, VOCM Open Line – More Indoor Activities in Schools

October 30, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Ingram on CBC Questionnaire

October 28, 2020, CBC Here & Now – Teachers Talk About Anxiety in the Classroom

October 28, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Take Stress Out of the School Year

October 28, 2020, CBC East Coast Morning Show – Questionnaire Sent to Teachers by CBC

October 28, 2020, CBC News – Anxiety in the Classroom

October 14, 2020, VOCM News – NLTA President Monitors NB’s COVID Situation

October 13, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Adhering to Measures

September 29, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour Early Edition – NLTA Files Grievance

September 28, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – NLTA Files Grievance on Sick Leave

September 28, 2020, CBC NL Morning – Teachers Feeling Forced to Take Sick Leave

September 17, 2020, CBC East Coast Morning Show – Teachers on Back to School

September 15, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Enhanced Access to Testing for Teachers

September 9, 2020, CBC Here & Now – Lots of Back to School Questions About COVID-19

September 9, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour Early Edition – Adjusting to a New School Year

September 9, 2020, CBC On the Go – Back to School Day – The Teachers’ Perspective

September 9, 2020, CBC NL Morning – How Prepared Do Teachers Feel?

September 4, 2020, VOCM News – No Changes to Class Sizes

September 3, 2020, CBC Here & Now – Back to School Plan Revamped

September 3, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Back to School Update

September 3, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour Early Edition – New Resources for a New School Year

September 3, 2020, CTV News – Grievance Filed Against Government

September 3, 2020, VOCM On Target – Reaction to Press Conference

September 3, 2020, CBC Labrador Coast Morning Show – NLTA Files OH&S Grievance

September 2, 2020, CBC Here & Now – OH&S Grievance Filed by NLTA

September 2, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Student Illness Protocols

September 2, 2020, CBC News – NLTA Filed Occupational Health and Safety Grievance

September 2, 2020, CBC News – NLTA Advising Teachers Who Don’t Feel Safe

September 2, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – NLTA President Speaks at Safe September NL Rally

September 2, 2020, VOCM News – NLTA Supports Safe September NL

September 1, 2020, CBC Here & Now – Changes to Back to School Plan

August 30, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – NLTA President Says Back t School Plan Needs More Improvement

August 30, 2020, VOCM News – NLTA Calls for More Safety Measures

August 28, 2020, CBC Labrador Coast Morning Show – NLTA President Reacts to Additional Supports for Back to School Plan

August 28, 2020, CBC 7am News – NLTA Calling for More Aggressive Safety Measures for Schools

August 27, 2020, CBC Here & Now – Keeping Students Safe

August 27, 2020, CBC Here & Now – NLTA Talks About Back to School Plan

August 27, 2020, CBC On The Go – Reaction to Additional Education Supports

August 27, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Back to School Plan

August 26, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Reaction to Education Announcement

August 21, 2020, VOCM Evening News – Praise for Additional Substitutes Comes With Caution

August 21, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – NLTA Reacts to Announcement by Education Minister

August 21, 2020, CBC East Coast Morning Show – Ingram on Announcement from Education Minister

August 21, 2020, CBC 6am News – NLTA Encouraged by Education Minister’s Announcement

August 20, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – More Teachers and Custodians in School This Fall

August 20, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour Early Edition – More Teachers and Custodial Positions to be Created for Upcoming School Year

August 18, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Ingram on Back to School Plan

August 18, 2020, CBC 7am News – NLTA Reacts to Back to School Plan

August 18, 2020, VOCM 7am News – NLTA President Reacts to School Plan

August 18, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – NLTA Would Give Back to School Plan a Failing Grade

August 18, 2020, CBC NL Morning – Ingram on Back to School Plan

August 17, 2020, CBC Here & Now – Reaction to Back to School Plan

August 17, 2020, NTV’ The Carter File – Back to School Plan Announced by NLESD Today

August 17, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Reaction to Back to School Plan

August 17, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour Early Edition – NLTA Concerned About Back to School Plan

August 17, 2020, CBC On the Go – Back to School Plan

August 17, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – Return to School Plan to be Released Today

August 17, 2020, VOCM 6am News – Return to School Plan to be Released Today

August 16, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Back to School Plan Remains Unknown

August 16, 2020, NTV Issues & Answers – Planning for the New School Year

August 16, 2020, NTV Issues & Answers – The NLTA and Collective Bargaining

August 14, 2020, CBC East Coast Morning Show – NLTA President Talks About Delay to Reopening Plan

August 14, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – Teachers Seeing Rise in Interest in Home Schooling

August 14, 2020, CBC NL Morning – NLTA President Talks About Delay to Reopening Plan

August 14, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – Interest in Homeschooling

August 14, 2020, VOCM 6am News – Teachers Hope for Enhanced Level of COVID Testing

August 13, 2020, CBC Here & Now – NLESD Backing Up on Its Back to School Plan

August 13, 2020, NTV’s The Carter File – Concerns on Back to School Plan

August 13, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Homeschooling

August 13, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Back to School Plan Delayed

August 13, 2020, CBC 6pm News – COVID Guidelines for Schools Should be the Same as Everywhere Else

August 13, 2020, CBC 5pm News – NLTA President Says COVID Guidelines Should be the Same

August 13, 2020, CBC Labrador Coast Morning Show – Scant Details on Back to School Plan

August 11, 2020, CBC 7am News – NLTA Petition Calling for Smaller Class Sizes

August 11, 2020, CBC NL Morning – Fear and Trepidation with Back to School

August 10, 2020, CBC Here & Now – The NLTA is Petitioning for Smaller Class Sizes

August 10, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour Carter File – Teachers Want More Resources to Keep Kids Safe

August 10, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – NLTA Province Wide Petition

August 10, 2020, CBC On the Go – NLTA Concerned About Safety in the Schools This Fall

August 10, 2020, VOCM 12pm News – Contractions in Back to School Plan

August 10, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Ingram on Class Size

July 28, 2020, CBC On the Go – COVID Affects Substitute Teachers

July 22, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Teachers Feel Disrespected

July 21, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Back to School Early

July 21, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – NLTA Reaction to Early Return to School

July 21, 2020, CBC News – School Starts Early for Staff and Faculty

July 20, 2020, CBC On the Go – Teachers and Staff Will Be Back to School a Week Early

July 17, 2020, 570 News Kitchener, ON, Mike Farwell Show – Importance of Engaging With Educators in Planning for Return to School

July 8, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Education Re-Entry Plan

July 7, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Need to Protect Children

July 7, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – NLTA President Talks About Back to School Plan

July 7, 2020 CBC Labrador Coast Morning Show – Ingram on Back to School Plan

July 6, 2020 VOCM Evening News – Students Back to School in September

July 6, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour Carter File – Plan to Return Kids to Classroom

July 6, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – NLTA’s Reaction to Back to School Plan

July 6, 2020, CBC Here and Now – NLTA Raising Concerns About Back to School Plan

July 6, 2020, CBC Here and Now – NLTA Reaction to Government’s Back to School Plan

June 28, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Questions About Education for Liberal Leader Candidates

June 26, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Substitute Teacher Shortage

June 26, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – Shortage of Substitute Teachers

June 25, 2020, VOCM 12pm News – Substitute Teacher Shortage

June 25, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Precarious Situation of Substitute Teachers

June 17, 2020, CBC Labrador Coast Morning Show – NLTA Concerned About Health and Safety of Students

June 16, 2020, CBC Here & Now – NLTA Raising Concerns

June 16, 2020, VOCM Evening News – NLTA Reaction to School Plan

June 16, 2020, CBC News – Reaction to Possibility of Schools Opening

June 16, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Cost Concerns Raised by NLTA

June 16, 2020, CBC On the Go – Reaction to Plan for Back to School

June 16, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Government Needs to Invest  in Education

May 26, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Come Monday Many Teachers Across the Province Will Be Heading Back to School

May 26, 2020, VOCM News – Faculty and Staff Wrapping Up School Year and Preparing for Next

May 26, 2020, VOCM Evening News – Teachers to Return to Schools to Wrap Up Term

May 26, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Education Issues

May 26, 2020, CBC East Coast Morning Show – Faculty and Staff Wrapping Up School Year and Preparing for Next

May 19, 2020, VOCM Evening News – Virtual Equity Must Be Addressed

May 19, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – Schools Will Not Reopen This School Year

May 17, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Preparing for the Next School Year

Apr. 29, 2020, CBC News – Difference in English and French School Instruction

 April 28, 2020, The Telegram: NLESD Working Out What September Will Look Like for K-12 Students

Apr. 22, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – Report Card Day

Apr. 4, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – Public Exams Cancelled

Apr. 3, 2020, CBC News – High School Exams Cancelled

Apr. 2, 2020, CBC News – Exams Cancelled, But Virtual Learning Continues

 Mar 20, 2020, VOCM Open Line – NLTA Offers Update on School System Plans

• Mar. 20, 2020, CBC News – All K-9 Students Will Graduate to Next Grade

 Mar. 17, 2020, VOCM Morning Show – Impact of School Closures on Teachers

Mar. 16, 2020, NTV Evening Newshour – School Closures

 Mar. 16, 2020, VOCM Open Line – Schools and COVID-19

 Mar. 16, 2020, CBC- NL Morning – Concerns re COVID-19