Winter 2016

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CALENDAR 6 ATPE NEWS February State office closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 16 31 31-3 10 January December | 19-30 State office closed for winter break 85th Texas Legislature convenes Last day to join ATPE as a professional, first-time profes- sional, or associate member; last day to join ATPE via payroll deduction Utilizing payroll deduction is an easy way to make sure your association dues are paid annually. Call the state office at (800) 777-ATPE with any questions about your membership. State Board of Education meeting Texas Public Schools Week 27-3 ATPE Board of Directors meeting ATPE at the Capitol Political involvement training and face-to-face meetings with legislators SXSWedu Conference and Festival DEADLINE: State officer nominations and proposed bylaws amend- ments and resolutions due to state office 3-4 5-6 6-9 15 3 March ENTRY DEADLINES: Local Unit of the Year and Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year awards © Texas Capitol and Ranger Statue/Texas flag on blackboard/Istock/Thinkstock 1 NOMINATION DEADLINE: ATPE Educator of the Year Awards Do you know a superstar educator? Nominate them for an ATPE award! Find out more at Awards-Grants/Get-Recognized. ATPE-PAC Awareness Month

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