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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> NSTA-ExecutiveBoard [mailto:mailman-bounces@darthsion.tchmachines.com] <b>On Behalf Of </b>JIMPOLITIS@aol.com<br><b>Sent:</b> Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:02 AM<br><b>To:</b> nsta-executiveboard-owner@lcapst.org<br><b>Subject:</b> Fwd: Teacher Absenteeism Interview<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>We got some attention in the press.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>VP Kennon was interviewed and so was I.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>We had a very slow year in 20015-16 Lets get off to a better start in 16-17 and in January we can talk about revisiting the question of a conference.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>Please send you dues to Linda who still serves as our Sec-Treas, web master and all around stalwart!<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>Linda please put the link to the story on our web site.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>JIM<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><blockquote style='border:none;border-left:solid blue 1.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 4.0pt;margin-left:3.75pt;margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt'><div><div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'><hr size=3 width="100%" align=center></span></div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>From: <a href="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com">lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com</a><br>To: <a href="mailto:JIMPOLITIS@aol.com">JIMPOLITIS@aol.com</a><br>Sent: 8/19/2016 2:07:38 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time<br>Subj: RE: Teacher Absenteeism Interview<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'>Hi Jim, <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'>Sorry I didn’t respond to this sooner! Here’s a link to the story: <a href="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/aug/15/teacher-absences/" title="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/aug/15/teacher-absences/">http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/aug/15/teacher-absences/</a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'>I originally included information from you but my editor had to make some cuts to fit it in the paper. NSTA vice president Kennon Raines is still in there though. Feel free to share the story with anyone interested! <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'>Thanks again for your help, <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'>Lauryn <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><div><table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0><tr><td valign=bottom style='padding:1.2pt 1.2pt 1.2pt 1.2pt'><p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#0C607E'>Lauryn Schroeder | Reporter</span></strong> <br><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#0C607E'>O: </span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>+1 (619) 2931372</span><br><a href="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com" title="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com"><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#0C607E;text-decoration:none'>lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com</span></a><span style='font-size:4.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:white'> </span><br><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=350+Camino+de+la+Reina,+San+Diego,+CA+92108&hl=en&sll=32.715329,-117.157255&sspn=1.043344,1.172791&vpsrc=0&hnear=350+Camino+De+La+Reina,+San+Diego,+California+92108&t=h&z=17" title="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=350+Camino+de+la+Reina,+San+Diego,+CA+92108&hl=en&sll=32.715329,-117.157255&sspn=1.043344,1.172791&vpsrc=0&hnear=350+Camino+De+La+Reina,+San+Diego,+California+92108&t=h&z=17"><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;text-decoration:none'>600 B Street, San Diego, California 92101</span></a><o:p></o:p></p></td></tr><tr><td valign=bottom style='padding:1.2pt 1.2pt 1.2pt 1.2pt'><p class=MsoNormal style='margin:2.25pt'><span style='font-size:4.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'><a href="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/" title="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/"><span style='text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=121 height=32 style='width:1.2583in;height:.3333in' id=MA1.1471694516 src="cid:image001.png@01D1FAFC.E1FA12A0" alt="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/"></span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr></table><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #E1E1E1 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black'> <a href="mailto:JIMPOLITIS@aol.com">JIMPOLITIS@aol.com</a> [<a href="mailto:JIMPOLITIS@aol.com">mailto:JIMPOLITIS@aol.com</a>] <br><b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:32 PM<br><b>To:</b> Schroeder, Lauryn <<a href="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com">lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com</a>><br><b>Subject:</b> Re: Teacher Absenteeism Interview<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>Hi Lauryn<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>Would you send me a link to the story when it appears?<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>Thanks<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>JIM<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>In a message dated 8/11/2016 12:36:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, <a href="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com" title="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com">lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com</a> writes:<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><blockquote style='border:none;border-left:solid blue 1.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 4.0pt;margin-left:3.75pt;margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt'><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'>Hi Jim, <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'>Were you still planning to call around 12 your time? Let me know when you have the chance.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'>Thanks!<br>Lauryn<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><div><table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0><tr><td valign=bottom style='padding:1.5pt 1.5pt 1.5pt 1.5pt'><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#0C607E'>Lauryn Schroeder | Reporter</span></strong> <br><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#0C607E'>O: </span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>+1 (619) 2931372</span><br><a href="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com" title="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com"><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#0C607E;text-decoration:none'>lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com</span></a><span style='font-size:4.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:white'> </span><br><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=350+Camino+de+la+Reina,+San+Diego,+CA+92108&hl=en&sll=32.715329,-117.157255&sspn=1.043344,1.172791&vpsrc=0&hnear=350+Camino+De+La+Reina,+San+Diego,+California+92108&t=h&z=17" title="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=350+Camino+de+la+Reina,+San+Diego,+CA+92108&hl=en&sll=32.715329,-117.157255&sspn=1.043344,1.172791&vpsrc=0&hnear=350+Camino+De+La+Reina,+San+Diego,+California+92108&t=h&z=17"><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;text-decoration:none'>600 B Street, San Diego, California 92101</span></a><o:p></o:p></p></td></tr><tr><td valign=bottom style='padding:1.5pt 1.5pt 1.5pt 1.5pt'><p class=MsoNormal style='margin:2.25pt'><span style='font-size:4.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'><a href="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/" title="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/"><span style='text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=121 height=32 style='width:1.2583in;height:.3333in' id=MA2.1471694516 src="cid:image001.png@01D1FAFC.E1FA12A0" alt="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/"></span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr></table><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #E1E1E1 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black'> <a href="mailto:JIMPOLITIS@aol.com" title="mailto:JIMPOLITIS@aol.com">JIMPOLITIS@aol.com</a> [<a href="mailto:JIMPOLITIS@aol.com" title="mailto:JIMPOLITIS@aol.com">mailto:JIMPOLITIS@aol.com</a>] <br><b>Sent:</b> Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:19 AM<br><b>To:</b> Schroeder, Lauryn <<a href="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com" title="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com">lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com</a>><br><b>Subject:</b> Re: Teacher Absenteeism Interview<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>I'm on the East Coast so I'll call you around noon my time, the normal start of your business day.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>JIM<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>In a message dated 8/9/2016 6:45:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, <a href="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com" title="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com">lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com</a> writes:<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><blockquote style='border:none;border-left:solid blue 1.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 4.0pt;margin-left:3.75pt;margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt'><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'>Hi Jim, <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'>My name is Lauryn Schroeder and I’m a reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. I’m working on a story about the U.S. Department of Education’s latest data on school districts nationwide, in particular, teacher absences. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'>I’m hoping to speak with you, or someone from the NSTA, about how a high rate of teacher absences impacts substitute teachers. Maybe get some insight on what it’s like for substitutes when they enter a class, required qualifications to be a sub, average salaries, etc.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'>My deadline is Thursday end of day, so realistically, I’d need to talk to someone today, tomorrow or Thursday morning at the latest. Does that work? Let me know when you have the chance and I look forward to speaking with you further!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'>Best, <br>Lauryn<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'><o:p> </o:p></span></p></div><table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0><tr><td valign=bottom style='padding:1.5pt 1.5pt 1.5pt 1.5pt'><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#0C607E'>Lauryn Schroeder | Reporter</span></strong> <br><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#0C607E'>O: </span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'>+1 (619) 2931372</span><br><a href="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com" title="mailto:lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com"><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#0C607E;text-decoration:none'>lauryn.schroeder@sduniontribune.com</span></a><span style='font-size:4.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:white'> </span><br><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=350+Camino+de+la+Reina,+San+Diego,+CA+92108&hl=en&sll=32.715329,-117.157255&sspn=1.043344,1.172791&vpsrc=0&hnear=350+Camino+De+La+Reina,+San+Diego,+California+92108&t=h&z=17" title="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=350+Camino+de+la+Reina,+San+Diego,+CA+92108&hl=en&sll=32.715329,-117.157255&sspn=1.043344,1.172791&vpsrc=0&hnear=350+Camino+De+La+Reina,+San+Diego,+California+92108&t=h&z=17"><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;text-decoration:none'>600 B Street, San Diego, California 92101</span></a><o:p></o:p></p></td></tr><tr><td valign=bottom style='padding:1.5pt 1.5pt 1.5pt 1.5pt'><p class=MsoNormal style='margin:2.25pt'><span style='font-size:4.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black'><a href="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/" title="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/"><span style='text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=121 height=32 style='width:1.2583in;height:.3333in' id=MA3.1471694516 src="cid:image001.png@01D1FAFC.E1FA12A0" alt="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/"></span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr></table><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='color:black'><o:p> </o:p></span></p></blockquote></div></div></blockquote></div></div></blockquote></div></div></body></html>