STAND STRONG WITH TOTEM ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATION SUPPORT PERSONNEL, INC.
A United Voice
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.
FREE COLLEGE BENEFITS!!
Did you know you can earn an Associate and Bachelor's Degree for FREE when you are a member of TOTEM? Click this link to watch an informational video TOTEM hosted with Eastern Gateway CC about how you and your family members can take advantage of this great opportunity. (To read more about it, click here.)
You can also join one of the following online "Back-to-School" info sessions to learn more about the enrollment process to earn a degree in Teacher Education, Business, IT and more.
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.
INTERESTED IN FURTHERING YOUR EDUCATION WITH GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY?
New Scholarships Are Available!!
New Undergraduate Student Scholarship: If you start class at GCU in the month of June, you can qualify for a 25% scholarship off tuition.
Teaching Graduate Programs: Receive a scholarship of 18% off tuition when you enroll in an online master's program.
The 25% Scholarship will be expiring at the end of June and it can help students save a lot of money toward a degree! It is important to note that if anyone is interested they need to contact Hannah directly to receive these scholarships. She can be reached by email, or you can call the TOTEM Office for her phone number.
Learn about the June scholarship, your partnership with Grand Canyon University, and other funding available in one of these short information sessions!
ASD & TOTEM CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WILL RESUME IN AUGUST
TOTEM and ASD have been unable to come to agreement on a complete successor Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). We have requested mediation assistance from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and are looking at dates in August.
NEWS AND INFORMATION UPDATES
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?