Summer 2016

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calendar | 5 summer 2016 GROUP PHOTO BY JOHN KILPPER; © GIRL HOLDING FLAG/WAVEBREAK MEDIA /THINKSTOCK calendar JUNE JUNE 1 Entry deadline for ATPE Communications Award JUNE 10 State Board for Educator Certifcation meeting JUNE 16–17 Teacher Retirement System Board of Trustees quarterly meeting JUNE 22 ATPE Summit delegate certifcation/preregistration deadline JULY JULY 4 State ofce closed for Independence Day JULY 20 Summer ATPE State Committee Meetings: Educator of the Year and Leader of the Year JULY 20–22 2016 ATPE Summit JULY 20-22 State Board of Education meeting JULY 25 State ofce closed post-ATPE Summit JULY 31 ATPE-PAC donation deadline to be recognized as a 2015-16 ATPE- PAC honoree JULY 31 2015-16 ATPE membership year ends and professional liability insurance policy expires * AUGUST AUGUST 1 2016-17 ATPE membership year and professional liability insurance policy begin * AUGUST 1–2 IT'S TIME TEXAS Summit AUGUST 5 State Board for Educator Certifcation meeting ATPE is the preeminent public educator association in Texas and makes a diference in the lives of educators and schoolchildren. In partnership with all stakeholders, we are committed to providing every child an equal opportunity to receive an exemplary public education. THE ATPE VISION Heather Turner, Cecilia Leeann Bauer, Chelsea Annette Clinton, Jazmin Amanda Gutierrez, Aida Nohemi Serrato, and Daxus Nesossi at the 2015 ATPE Summit. * THE EDUCATORS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY IS UNDERWRITTEN BY NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF PITTSBURGH, PA. ALL COVERAGE IS SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS TERMS OF THE MASTER INSURANCE POLICY ISSUED TO ATPE AND KEPT ON FILE AT THE ATPE STATE OFFICE. Visit for disclosures, limitations, and insurance policy details.

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