WELCOME TO TOTEM ASSOCIATION!
TOTEM Association is comprised of Anchorage School District (ASD) employees who support the students, staff, administration, parents, and community. TOTEM promotes professional growth and continuing education for all members. Whether you are a member or a visitor, please take a moment to browse around and learn more about TOTEM Association. If you're a new hire with TOTEM, click the link below to watch a new hire orientation video to help answer your questions about the advantages to being a member of TOTEM.
There is a TOTEM New Hire Orientation scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, 6 pm. All TOTEM Employees are welcome to attend. Sign up for the Zoom Meeting here.
FREE COLLEGE BENEFITS AND SCHOLARSHIPS!
Did you know you can earn an Associate and Bachelor's Degree for FREE when you are a member of TOTEM? To read more about it, click here. In addition, Union Plus gives out $250,000 in scholarships each year for members and their families (click here). Keep an eye out for more informational Zooms to be scheduled!
ASD & TOTEM CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
TOTEM AND ASD ARE HEADED TO ARBITRATION OVER THE CONTRACT
TOTEM and ASD have been unable to come to agreement on a complete successor Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Although we had mediation with the Anchorage School District during the week of August 9, we are still at an impasse. Arbitration has been scheduled for January 4 & 5, 2022.
INTERESTED IN FURTHERING YOUR EDUCATION WITH GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY?
New Scholarships Are Available!!
Learn about our partnership with Grand Canyon University and scholarship opportunities in a short Zoom informational session!
Grand Canyon also offers other help for employees. If you are interested in joining a NES/Praxis Prep Session, take a look at this flyer.
NEWS AND INFORMATION UPDATES
COVID-19 SUPPORT INFORMATION
TOTEM is committed to helping our membership through the unknown. Even with school buildings being closed, the District is committed to paying TOTEM employees through March 30. There are additional ways that APEA, the District and AFT are working to help you through the coming days. Click below to read about them. We will continue to update the page as more information becomes available.
RESOURCES AND TRAININGS
Find out about upcoming Employee Orientations. Check out First Aid trainings available to TOTEM Members. Learn about the TOTEM Mentor Program. Read past newsletters.
CONTACT YOUR TOTEM EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE
What are Employee Representatives? How do you know when you need one?