Offence Declarations due soon!

Please be reminded that all members are required to complete their yearly Offence Declaration on the Employee Self Serve (ESS) Portal no later than June 30, 2018.

To access the ESS Portal, go the Board website and click Employees > Employee Self Service > (ESS) Portal > Login. You will use the same information to access the Portal as you use to access your Board email account.

Once in the Portal click on Employee Services (under Employee Services) > Make Offence Declaration..

EI codes for Education Professionals

Effective the 2018 summer period, reference codes are no longer required for school-related EI applications. Recent modernization and transformation of the EI application process and enhancements to internal work tools have enabled the same quality of service to be offered to applicants without the use of a reference code. Processing delays attributed to lost or incorrect reference codes will no longer occur, ensuring clients receive more consistent services for all types of EI benefits.

Get Involved with Your Local

The local is currently in search of local members to join us in the following capacities:

  • Financial Auditors – members needed to assist in local financial audit in July; half day compensation and mileage/meal provided

If you are interested please contact Jamieson at


We are also in search of members to join our Professional Learning, Political Action and Collective Bargaining Committees. Please contact Jamieson if you are interested in any of these important opportunities.

Your New Executive

Hello everybody!

After our AGM on April 25th in Cobden, we are pleased to introduce your new executive for the next two years.

Jamieson Dyer, President – Jamieson has previous experience on the Kawartha Pineridge Local, and experience working for two other school boards in Ontario. He has also completed Union School and Parliamentarian Training, has previously been to the provincial AGM and Rep Councils, and participated in collective bargaining.

Kris Barrie, Vice President – Kris has been involved with the executive in various positions for several years now, including previously holding the position of president.

Krysta Murack, outgoing Treasurer – Krysta has been involved with the executive for a few years, and is transitioning out of her role of treasurer.

Michelle Jaques, Secretary/Treasurer – Michelle took over as secretary early in 2018 before being elected to the role of treasurer, and will be continuing in the role of interim secretary.

Jordanna Forrest, Member-at-Large – Jordanna has been involved as member-at-large for the past few years, attending POTS meetings and assisting with audits.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any executive member. Contact info can be found under the About Us tab, or contact info for Jamieson located in the yellow box to the right.