Sonoma Fire Articles - Related to Educators, Mental Health, Teaching Resources, Relief Efforts, Cleanup and Safety
In Aftermath of Fires, Schools Brace for Newly Homeless Students
After Fire's Tragedy, Teachers Ask: How Do I Get To Normal?
Recovering Emotionally After A Residential Fire
Trauma Informed Teaching Video from Live Oak Charter School
There are two versions of this presentation as it was given twice. The top link has very quiet audio.
www.facebook.com/liveoakcharterschool/videos/10155887823439382 (quiet audio)
My Fire Story: A Guided Activity Workbook
Photo Storybook to Explain the Fires to Young Children
Hidden Valley Elementary Disaster Relief Website
North Bay Fires: CTA's Disaster Relief Fund
First Steps If You Have Been Displaced or Lost Your Home
Good Suggestions About Steps To Take (google doc)
Cleanup and Safety
Cleanup From California Fires Poses Environmental and Health Risks
PG&E Returning Home After A Wildfire
As of today, SRTA has already given out $47,000 in grants to 141 educators who lost homes or who were displaced by the fires. We also filed for CTA grants on behalf of our members for an additional $30,000 in grants with more to follow.
The $250 and $500 SRTA Disaster Grants are being given out as quickly as possible. We still have a bunch more grants in process.
You can help support SRTA members by donating to our YouCaring fundraising page at bit.ly/SRTAfund. SRTA has raised $20,160 so far and will continue to get this money into members hands as quickly as possible.
Members who were displaced or who lost their homes can apply for the SRTA Disaster Grant as well as the CTA Disaster Grants by going to bit.ly/SRTAgrant.
Updated: 10/16 6:30am
Financial Support for Members
Monetary Donations to Support Educators Who Lost Their Homes
SRTA is running a YouCaring fundraiser to support our 30+ educators who have lost their homes (as of 10/11/17). All moneys collected will be directly distributed to our members in need. Please share this link with as many people as possible.
CTA Disaster Relief Funds(Grants)
Check grant eligibility
Application for Grant (Printable)
Summary of Benefits
Contribute to the Disaster Relief Fund
Disaster Relief Fund brochure
Please refer all inquiries and submit all applications to:
800 N. Brand Blvd. 19th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203
Fax: (818) 254-4223
Links to information pages:
Santa Rosa City Emergency Information Page
Sonoma Fire Info Page (not run by the city)
Information on the Santa Rosa High School Webpage
Fire Area Map https://sonomamap.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2089db8e15c04be886f6d4f8daf7b13f
CalFire - What to do when returning home
Other Information Resources
California Casualty Insurance Contact
Do you have California Casualty Insurance? If so please reach out to
Teri Phillips Jimenez. She said, "They can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell 707-799-0221. I'm here for you all."
Suggestions About First Steps If Displaced
Link to Document Containing Below Information For Printing
Posted to Facebook by Kris Tina
A POST IN MARIA HESS's (she works with the district regarding trauma informed instruction) PERSONAL FACEBOOK PAGE.
One step at a time…
Now in English and Spanish!
¡Ahora en español y inglés!
If admin or DO tell you that "We had 59 IllumniateEd trainings over the summer, but SRTA just didn't go," remind them that the district refused to negotiate those trainings in violation to the EERA (Educational Employment Relations Act of 1976). Then give them this document with highlighted quotes from the EERA.
SRTA is the exclusive representative of our bargaining unit. Hours, wages, and working conditions are MANDATORY subjects of bargaining.
EERA Quote Sheet
Provide this document to admin as needed.
Photo © Mark Mitchell, Used with permission.
On September 13th it was standing room only as SRTA members spoke to the board about teaching conditions in SRCS. Topics included missing instructional materials, Illuminate Ed rollout problems, a lack of AC impacting teaching, low morale, plans to seek employment elsewhere, a lack of a living wage, and a lack of transcripts in Illuminate Ed which will have a huge negative impact on seniors applying for college (which opens October 1st).
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