AFL-CIO Scholarship (2017)

Greater Madison County Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) will be awarding TWO $1,500 scholarships to any union member or family of a member (spouse, child, grandchild). Application Download:  AFL-CIO academic scholarship Some highlights of scholarship: On back of the application, must get Chuck

Get Involved With Your Union

When I was twenty-three years old, I got my first “real” job at Granite City High School.   One of the first contacts I made in the district was my department head and a union representative who gave me forms to fill

What is School Choice?

With Betsy Devos poised to take the role of education secretary under a Trump administration, school choice has become a buzzword around the education circles.   The idea of “school choice” sounds good, after all, who doesn’t want more choices.   The

The Year (2016) in Review

2016 had some ups and downs related to education.  I think overall, the public is starting to wake-up to how a test-and-punish culture is harming children, schools, and their communities.    On the negative side, over the past few years, teachers unions

Rally to #ReclaimOurSchools

On October 6th, Granite City School District participated in a #ReclaimOurSchools event.    Students and staff joined members of the community for this event to address issues of educational justice and equality.  Parents, students, teachers, educational support professionals and community members united

Granite City School District is Hiring

This flyer was distributed to staff to share with friends and family.  The district is always in need of substitute teachers and teacher’s aides.  I can say from experience that working with children and young adults is very rewarding!   Call human

Retirements 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 group of retirees.  You will be missed!   Richard Ahlvers – I started teaching in St. Charles, Mo. In the early 80’s I was laid off and had to do a lot of different jobs to feed my