We need you!! On Friday, March 3, members from the KCEA will participate in Lobby Day at the WV Legislature. Come and bring other educators. The more educators attending, the more power we have to meet the needs of each of you. Meet at the WVEA Headquarters,1558 Quarrier St. at 9:00 a.m. for a briefing. Your PRESENCE is all that is needed to SPEAK for our issues in the upcoming legislative session.
WVEA has proposed to change the law which allows 80/20 PEIA premiums. We continue to fight to bring the pay of WV educators to the national average or above. This session we propose a 6% increase. Our organization is working FOR YOU. Come and be a part of our efforts!!!
PEIA premium increases will average $600 for WV school employees. Help us by contacting Kanawha Co.legislators and express your concerns. Ask them to repeal the 80/20 law! Find addresses/e-mails for your representatives here.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!
Let WVEA/KCEA know your concerns about issues in our
county. E-mail our Co-President
with your ideas about:
KCEA Proposal for 2-hour early dismissal
In November, KCEA Co-Pres. Dinah Adkins addressed the
KCS Board and asked that accrued time be used for a 2-hour early
dismissal. This time could be used for school meetings, team planning,
test analysis, program development, on-school time to access Grade
Quick, and record keeping, etc. The KCS Board placed this item on the
December board meeting agenda and subsequently approved it 5-0. At the
direction of the Board, these early dismissals will begin in February.
KCEA requests substantial county raise
At the November KCS Board meeting, the Kanawha County Education Association requested the KCS Board propose a substantial pay raise beginning with the 2006-7 school year. Board members were reminded by our Co-President that employees are on the job daily contributing to the successes of children and the school system. This pay raise is now under consideration by the Board.
WVFIE Grants Approved
to the recipients of the West Virginia Foundation for the Improvement of
Education Grants. This effort is sponsored by the WVEA for members in WV
counties to promote programs which enhance the education of students and
provide resources for our teachers. Kanawha County Education Association
is proud to acknowledge:
Kids are Terrific--
supports staff development for the 2006-7 school year which is directly
related to the new math and science textbook adoptions. Team/individual
planning and preparation time are needed if these implementation are to
KCEA SMILES AND FROWNS
To board members who listened to the concerns of parents, teachers,
NEW FACES FOR WVEA AND KCEA
Eric Jon White has joined WVEA as Director of Field Services.
Jon is a Boone County native and was active as a teacher leader prior to
taking a staff position with WVEA. He has worked with the NEA and many
state affiliates and brings a wealth of experience to WVEA.
you are fifty or over, be sure to take advantage of the Colonoscopy
Screening covered by PEIA. Dont wait until it is too late--you owe it
to your family!
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