Parents and teachers at Fairwood Elementary are organizing to persuade the Kent School Board and District administration to provide appropriate programming and staffing for a safe, healthy, learning environment for all children in grades K-12 based on their specific needs and abilities and regardless of their family background. Since this is a District-wide problem, please take this petition into consideration and sign on to let the Kent School board know what our schools need.
The 2014 WEA Representative Assembly has voted to support I-1351, which will reduce class sizes and caseloads for students in every grade & subject in Washington. Now we need to collect 350,000 signatures statewide to place I-1351 on the ballot! KEA needs your help collecting our share of signatures and wants to keep you in the loop on all class-size engagement opportunities.
Remember, just recently we heard that the district and school board were interested in restoring programs and positions that have been cut in prior years, such as 5th grade instrumental music, elementary counselors and librarians, and classified positions. Now the school board seems to be waffling in its decision to do so.
YOUR INPUT IS CRITICAL! Please plan on attending one of these public input meetings and let your voice be heard.
It's never to early to begin planning for retirement, so why not do so with some of your fellow KEA brothers and sisters!
KEA will be sponsoring a pre-retirement seminar for our members May 2-3, 2014. This 2-day seminar is designed with union members in mind and presented by WEA-Retired Representatives. Click here for more info and to register!
We’ve all been in situations where an incident has occurred or someone has made a complaint or raised a question with administration regarding something you may have been perceived as having said or done. The first thing the principal wants to do is pull you into the office “just to talk.” Regardless of whether or not the administrator is a “good guy/gal,” anything having to do with explaining your actions (including student discipline) or comments should raise a red flag.