PASS Meeting


The first meeting will be held on Thursday December 9th at Central High School Freshman Center Café at 4:30pm.

The second meeting will be held on Saturday December 11th at Central High School Main Café at 9:00am.

Vaccine Mandate Update

Good evening,

This email only applies to those members who have not been vaccinated or sent in their test results yet

In conversation with District, APT and Pass leadership and recognizing our SHIELD testing will not be in place until mid-October, we were able to extend the deadline to Wednesday, September 29, 2021, to complete one of the following three actions:

  1. Submission of the first weekly negative test.
    1. Click on the Vaccination Status Form link:
    1. Click “no” when asked if you are fully vaccinated
    1. Login with your district username and password 5. Check the box that you are NOT fully vaccinated.   

6. Upload a copy of your negative test result.

  • Notification of scheduled weekly COVID test. 
  • Results must be uploaded by Sunday, October 2nd. 
  • A new negative test result must be uploaded every week after.

3.         Prior COVID diagnosis  

  1. IDPH has determined, a person who tested positive for COVID is not required to test weekly within a

90-day period, following the positive diagnosis

  • If you were diagnosed with COVID on or after July 10, 2021, contact Becky Sipes ( 

Since the deadline has been extended from Sunday September 26th, to Wednesday, September 29th, all employees are cleared to be at work on Monday.

I appreciate your patience during this time.

Newest Mandate Info

Good afternoon,
This is the latest mandate information sent out by the district

YOU WILL NOT NEED TO SUBMIT A RELIGIOUS OR MEDICAL EXEMPTION IF YOU DO NOT WANT THE COVID-19 VACCINEBut you will have to submit a weekly negative covid test starting September 19thand it must be submitted to the district by September 26thand a new negative test must be submitted every week by Sunday. Please check your District email for the links on how to submit either your vaccine card or your negative covid test.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Maintenance Specialist
PASS President

Vaccine and Testing Update

Hello, everyone!
    I just wanted to send out an update on the most current information that we have concerning Covid-19 Vaccination and Testing. As of right now, if you are not fully vaccinated, you will have to test weekly and provide the district with a negative test result. The first test date that was originally due by September 12th, but has been pushed back by two weeks, per  the last mandate issued by the Governor. Thanks to all the hard work of IEA for advocating for us, the union workers! YES, IEA is our union. With that being said, YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO HAVE A TEST SENT IN BY SEPTEMBER 12TH. A follow-up email will be sent out by the District to ALL employees with new information for testing.
   On another note, the entire PASS Board wants to thank everyone for their hard work! We know that it has been trying in these difficult times, especially for our nurses and contact tracing teams, so THANK YOU to everyone!
    If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any one of us.

Everyone enjoy the three day weekend, a much needed break for all.
PASS Executive Board
Troy Vacherlon, President
Operations and Maintenance, OMT Building
1st Vice President, Region 61 IEA Representative
Jennifer Peil, 2nd Vice President
Special Education Paraprofessional, Bonnie McBeth Learning Center
Shelley Gabriel, Secretary
Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakewood Falls Elementary
Deb Vacherlon, Treasurer
Head Custodian, Ira Jones Middle School
Stephanie Jerabek, Membership Chair
Assistant Principal Secretary, Charles Reed Elementary

ESP Insider News

Message from the ESP Council Chair: Welcome back to school
You may think I’m a little bit crazy, but by the end of summer I am usually ready to get back into my school building and see the kids. This year is no different. I am a person who needs a schedule and structure, or I can get into a funk. Read more →Join us at an ESP Council meeting or virtual roundtable – all ESPs welcome!Aug. 2110 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESP Council meeting (Naperville office)Sept. 1110 – 11:30 a.m.ESP empowerment roundtable on Member EngagementNov. 1310 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESP Council meeting (Lombard office)Feb. 2610 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESP Council meeting (Naperville office)Apr. 2310 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESP Council meeting (Carterville office)June 1110 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESP Council meeting (Bloomington office)New ESP t-shirt – comes in three colors

IEA’s Back-to-School store will be open Aug. 30-Sept. 13! All new apparel designs–short and long sleeve t-shirts, crew necks and more in red, blue and gray! →Stay connected with other ESPsIEA ESP Council websiteIEA ESP websiteESP Professional Caucus on FacebookESP Connections on FacebookJoin the ESP Facebook GroupFollow @NEArESPect on TwitterGet involved with the National Council for Education Support Professionals (NCESP)Gov. Pritzker signs Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) HB 12 into law for ESPs
IEA President Kathi Griffin and ESP Council Chair Jill Scarcelli joined Governor J.B. Pritzker at the HB 12 signing ceremony.  Watch the press conference →ESP awardsESP STAR Award (online nominations are now being accepted)IEA ESP of the Year (online nomination form will be available in September)RISE Award (new federal program – more information to come)Other news, meetings and conferencesMask mandate: IEA’s official statementIEA Budget Open Hearing datesVirtual IEA One Conference – Oct. 1-2 (registration deadline is Sept. 28) 2022 NEA ESP National Conference – March 25-27NEA Retired ESP Life/Annual Dues – Revised for 2021-22For presidents of ESP locals – President Support Team resources
Back-to-school resources
To help educators prepare for the new—and very different—post-pandemic school year, NEA’s Teacher Quality department is offering a series of webinarsand social-emotional learning (SEL) blended learning courses (registration closes Sept. 10).Member benefitsIEA Early Career Committee members promote the benefits of membership in a new video.

Check out IEA’s Member Center to learn more about all the benefits you are entitled to as an IEA member.

If you have questions about your benefits or anything else IEA, contact our IEA Connect call center at 844-IEA-1800, through “Chat With Us!” at or by email at, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We are here for you!