Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
- 0.4: the number of counselors in Northshore's elementary schools.
- $657,300: the median home value in Bothell.
- $1,200-$1,500: the amount educators spend out-of-pocket for supplies for their classrooms.
- $19.24: the starting hourly wage for paras in Northshore.
- $37,172: the average amount of student debt in the U.S.
- $975,000,000: the total amount of new funding for public education coming to all districts in Washington that WEA members won through the McCleary lawsuit and our collective action. Northshore's estimated total funding increase is $55,000,000.
- $0: the total amount of the new McCleary money that NSD certs and ESPs have received as a pay increase so far.
What's YOUR number?
Posted by NSEA at Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
|Click here to RSVP for an upcoming 55 Million Dollar Meeting!|
As a union, WEA members just won the biggest K-12 public education funding increase in state history. Starting next year, OSPI estimates that Northshore’s total local and state funding will increase by $55 million.
Northshore would not be getting this kind of money without the intensive organizing effort WEA members have made for over a decade. Now that the money is here, your NSEA bargaining team is preparing to re-open the contract (which would otherwise be closed until August 2019) and negotiate over what to do with this increase.
Before the school year is over, the NSEA bargaining team needs to know two things:
- What do you think Northshore should do with $55 million?
- For certificated staff, we have our first ever opportunity to create a new base salary schedule. What would you like it to look like?
Posted by NSEA at Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
NSEA is successful because of its members’ commitment to our schools and each other. Together, we’ve won historic funding increases for public education from the state, compensation gains for Northshore educators, a new district commitment to student/school safety, and so much more. We are educators working together to make Northshore one of the top districts in the state, and we celebrate our achievements.
Unfortunately, billionaire opponents of public education have been paying attention to our recent victories. They don’t want to pay their fair share for education and are doing everything they can to weaken our voice for the future of our schools. We may face an unprecedented obstacle from the US Supreme Court’s upcoming Janus decision. We need to remain organized and committed to fight back against the wave of attacks coming from the Freedom Foundation and others...and we need YOUR help to continue our success.
Join NSEA Building Reps, U(nion) S(upport) Team Members, and other NSEA leaders at the Strengthening Our School and Union Training.
Monday, April 30th
Haynes Hall, McMenamin’s Anderson School
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Heavy apps will be served!
Work with NSEA leaders from your building to create a plan to keep NSEA’s presence strong and to keep members committed to the union. RSVP by Monday, April 23rd at https://tinyurl.com/NSEARSVP.
Posted by NSEA at Friday, March 30, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
NSEA is hosting and Educator Certification 101 training on Wednesday, April 18th from 4:30 to 8:00 pm in the Bothell High School Library for certificated employees. This workshop is free to members and registration is required. Click here to sign up.
Do you have questions about Washington state educator certification and continuing education requirements, state policy updates, or support options? Come learn more at the WEA Certification 101 training.
What we will be covering
· Learn about recent, dramatic policy changes affecting educator certification
· Examine the National Board Certification process
· Get an overview of the now optional ProTeach Portfolio
· Explore new certification renewal options (Professional Growth Plans) and requirement (STEM and TPEP certificate renewal requirements)
· Review certification support options available for educators
· Examine new options for adding endorsements
Bring your laptop or device to take a look at Washington State’s new E-Certification system for renewing your certificate, checking expiration, or adding endorsements.
Registration is required. Pizza and three clock hours are provided. Click here to sign up.
Wednesday, April 18th
4:30 to 8:00 pm (4:30: sign in, get food; 5:00: workshop starts)
Bothell HS Library (9130 NE 180th St, Bothell, WA 98011)
Click here to register.
Posted by NSEA at Thursday, March 29, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Nominations for the following NSEA leadership positions are now open. If you are interested in filling any of these positions, please fill out a nomination form and send it to the NSEA Office by Friday, March 30. Nominations will be taken from the floor of the April 30th Rep Council meeting and elections will be in May.
NSEA Officers (2 year term starting July 1, 2018)
- ESP Vice President (must be an ESP member)
- Secretary/Treasurer (open to cert and ESP members)
NSEA Exec Board—Certificated (2 year term starting July 1, 2018; open to Cert members only)
- Intermediate Elementary
- High School
- Special Ed
NSEA Exec Board—ESP (2 year term starting July 1, 2018; open to ESP members only)
- ESP At-Large
If you have any questions about the open positions or the nomination process, contact Lydia King at email@example.com.
Posted by NSEA at Thursday, March 01, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
We did it! After calling over ten thousand voters, NSEA members' work made all the difference. With millions of dollars for our schools at stake, our phone calls and sign waving helped close tight voter margins for all three Northshore funding measures.
The passage of these property taxes is a vote of confidence by Northshore's residents in our collective work as educators. They recognized the high quality of education that we provide, and voted to continue to pay the taxes necessary to fund it for the benefit of all Northshore kids and residents.
NSEA organized the phoning and sign-waving. Hundreds of NSEA members, administrators, and others called over 10,000 voters to ask them to support these measures. Others waved signs. We know that many voters support paying taxes and will actually vote if the need is explained to them, and they are asked. That's what we did, together! Turnout was a low 31%, typical throughout the state.
Our collective efforts were crucial to the success of these measures, and to the improvements they will make to our work and schools!
Those who made these calls and waved signs are heroes!
They are listed below our signatures. Find out who from your school participated, and thank them in person!
Our commitment to each other and our students, as NSEA members, continues to improve our work and schools! THANK YOU for your membership and participation!
Tim Brittell, NSEA President
Lydia King, NSEA Executive Assistant
Paul Dillon, WEA Staffperson
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Posted by NSEA at Wednesday, February 28, 2018