At the last DOE board meeting, only three members spoke during the Public Participation segment asking the board why there is no progress on the teachers' contract. The board didn't have much of a response. Later in the meeting when GFT's Board-Union representative, Doris Terlaje, asked the status of the contract, the board's response was that GFT doesn't have 50+1% membership to have Exclusive Recognition. This is not a valid response and has no merit under the PEMRA law. Stand for your contract and show the board how important it is by attending the next board meeting on Tuesday, March 25 at Jose Rios Middle School at 6pm. The board will not listen to just three people but if there are dozens of you supporting your union and your contract, then they will listen.