590 Hancock St.

Quincy, MA 02170



Attention Building Reps!

Click here for the

2012 MTA Association Rep Handbook

QEA Contracts

QEA Calendar of Events 2015-2016

Jun 29, 2015 - Last day for Teachers!

Sept. 8 - First day back for Teachers

Sept. 9 - First day of school for grades 1-9

Sept. 9 - QEA Executive Board, 3 p.m.

Sept. 10 - First day of school for grades 10-12

Sept. 14 - First day of school for Kindergarten

Sept. 23 - QEA Rep Council, QHS Presidents’ Cafe, 3 p.m.

Please let QEA know of any items of interest for the Calendar at quincyteachers@gmail.com

~ QPS Educator Evaluation - Pilot Year 2 - 2014-2015 Unit A ~

Retirement Questions?

Please call MTA for an appointment to discuss your individual retirement plans ~ 617-878-8240

Maternity Leave Questions?

Click HERE for information

***ASPEN ~ Teachers please note that the Academic Tab section and Teacher Pages are NOT mandatory at this time

The only requirement at this time is posting of interim reports, final term grades and attendance. 

Training for Aspen that is scheduled before or after school hours is also NOT mandatory.  

Please contact QEA or your Building Rep if you have questions.

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You may sign up as either an active QEA member, or as a non-member.

What’s Next for Ed Eval?

  1. 2014-2015 School year -- 100% of QPS teachers and educators will be evaluated using the new Educator Evaluation procedures

  2. Tier 1 (PTS Educators evaluated last year) are now on a 2-year Self-Directed Growth Plan -- check with your Principal or Supervisor if you are uncertain which plan you are now on

  3. Tier 2 (PTS Educators who were not evaluated last year) will be placed on a 1-year Self-Directed Growth Plan (PTS); non-PTS Educators will be placed on a Developing Educator Plan


***Attention ALL QEA Members***

You have a right to union representation if you are called into a meeting where disciplinary action could result!

Understand your Weingarten Rights

Call a Building Rep or Email Allison at quincyteachers@gmail.com or call 617-479-2283 if you need immediate assistance

Educator Evaluation is a 2-Rating System

Summative Rating - began June 2014

Student Impact Rating - begins Oct. 2017*

(*please see June 2015 FAQ for the most up-to-date information!)

4 Standards, 2 Goals - Student Learning goal and Professional Practice goal

Evidence & Observations

PTS members evaluated last year are Tier 1

Remaining PTS and non-PTS members are Tier 2

100% of Educators now on Plans

Ratings; Unsatisfactory, needs Improvement, Proficient, Exemplary

Rating determines type of next Ed Plan

District-Determined Measures (including MCAS)

1-year DESE extension

This 2014-2015 year is a pilot

Next year data will be collected*

*Oct. 2017 first SIR ratings for Quincy

Ratings:  Low, Moderate, or High

Rating determines length of next Ed Plan

Health Insurance Changes for FY16 (beginning July 1, 2015)

The Group Insurance Commission (GIC) voted yesterday on changes for FY16. Budget deficit concerns are driving these changes.

The city of Quincy Public Employees Committee (PEC) will be discussing these changes - new premium rates are expected March 4. Please stay tuned.

*Please note that health insurance in Quincy is bargained by the PEC, not QEA.

Changes effective July 1, 2015 include:

  1. HP Independence and Tufts Navigator will become POS Point of Service plans. Members will need to designate a PCP; referrals to specialists will be needed

  2. Calendar year deductible will change to $300/individual and $900/family

  3. Specialists will be tiered and copays increased

Please visit the GIC website for more information.

Click here to see changes in your GIC health insurance plan for FY16 (starting July 1, 2015).  New rates are expected to be announced on March 4.

*please note these changes were voted on and approved by the GIC commissioners on Feb. 13, 2015.

The City of Quincy and it public-sector unions have NO vote on plan changes or rate increases.

Please click HERE for the

June 2015 QEA/QPS Educator Evaluation FAQ!

QEA is endorsing Mayor Thomas P. Koch for Mayor in this year’s City election. 

Read about it in the Quincy Sun!!

Welcome back!  While you were enjoying the last days of summer in August, so too was your contract enjoying its final days.  As of September 1, 2015, we began working without a contract in place.  This is nothing new and should not be viewed as in any way alarming.  All of the provisions and protections that existed under the now-expired contract continue in full force until a successor contract is bargained and ratified.

Due to the extreme nature of last winter, the bargaining process for this contract got off to a much later start than usual, but now that school has resumed, the bargaining teams for both QEA and QPS are back in full swing.  On September 14, our small team met with QPS’s small team to begin discussions.  We are pursuing a different style of bargaining than we have used in the past, with the hopes of encouraging the two sides to work collaboratively through open dialogue to generate solutions to issues each side brings to the table.  It’s certainly too early to know for sure if this style will work as well as we hope, but the initial meeting certainly provided us with reasons for optimism.

We have additional meetings schduled for Oct. 1 and 15, and we look forward to continuing to disucss issues of concern to our members with the management team.  If you have any questions or concerns about the bargaining process, please feel free to communicate them directly to me at either qeaveep@gmail.com or mellisqhs@gmail.com

Michael Ellis,

Vice President, QEA

Bargaining Committee Chair

September 22, 2015


Your 2015 Unit A Bargaining Committee

Michael Ellis, Vice President, Chair (high school)

Allison G. Cox, President (elementary)

Sean Greene, Treasurer (high school)
Nicole Prevost, Membership Chair (elementary)

Peg McDonough, Ex Board MS Rep (middle school/specialists)

Dan Caruso, PR&R (elementary/middle school/specialists)

Bill Pavao (middle school)

Martha Slocum (nurses)

Unit A Bargaining Update ~ September 2015

REMINDER to our members:

The Primary Election in Quincy is this Thursday, September 24, 2015. 

QEA is endorsing incumbent Mayor Thomas P. Koch.  Let’s keep Moving Quincy Forward Together!