Are you prepared for a crisis at your school or worksite? As classified employees -- paraprofessionals, office support personnel, custodians, bus drivers, and food service workers -- as the first employees on and off site, you know firsthand the criticalness of being aware and alert to your surroundings for the safety of your students, parents and fellow colleagues at all times. Through a generous NEA grant, WEA is offering a free, one-day safety conference for ESP members only.
Join fellow WEA members, future teachers, administrators and school personnel at a conference to learn about what equity looks like in today's classroom.
On Tuesday, March 17, we learned that Premera Blue Cross was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack and we sent out a notice to WEA members advising them about it and forwarding a web link where people can sign up for two years of free credit reporting and identity theft protection. http://www.premeraupdate.com.
All current and former members may recieve a letter from Premera in the coming weeks.
WEA members applaud the Supreme Court's leadership and willingness to hold the Legislature accountable for failing to fully fund K-12 public schools as required by the Constitution -- and its own legislation.
Educators, the people who work directly with our students, know firsthand that the need to fully fund K-12 public schools is urgent and immediate. We can't afford to let the Legislature shortchange another generation of Washington students.
Instead of making more excuses and risking contempt of court charges, legislators should follow the Court's directive and fully fund Washington's K-12 public schools. Our students deserve nothing less.
-- WEA President Kim Mead
After a seven-year legal fight led by WEA, the Supreme Court has upheld cuts in retirement benefits for more than more than 100,000 K-12 educators.
Seattle Sounders FC is offering a special discount for select games during the 2015 season to all Washington Education Association members.
Jean Savidge was awarded the 2014 NEA-Retired Distinguished Service Award at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting. Congratulations, Jean!