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Plan to attend HEA General Membership Meeting

Date: Aug. 24, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. -- Doors open at 4 p.m.
Location: HHS Performing Arts Center
225 S. 152nd St., Burien 98166
There will be a VEBA Presentation and VOTE. We will also vote on the proposed updates to our HEA/HSD Collective Bargaining Agreement. See you there!

HEA/HSD Bargaining Update
The joint bargaining teams are meeting Aug. 21-23. New legislation is important this year and SY 18-19. The limited topics include: calendar, substitute salary, new legislation, WaKids, special education, dual language, teacher leadership, and committee recommendations. Remember that Health Care choices are changing!

WEA Select Health Care Plans
Based on the survey results from HEA members, the HEA/HSD Joint Bargaining Team negotiated to remain with the WEA Select Health Care Plans with the two new medical carriers of Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. These WEA Select Plans begin Nov. 1, 2017. Benefits will remain the same, with enhancements. It will be important for members to make educated decisions regarding their health care choices. If you are a Premera customer, please take note of information you are receiving at your home address.

Kaiser (Group Health) will remain the HMO option for HEA members.

After Oct. 31, 2017, WEA Select Plans will no longer be provided by Premera. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Sue McCabe or Elizabeth Beck.

For more information, check out WEA's FAQ and the WEA Select website.
Questions? Contact the WEA Select Benefits Center at 1-855-668-5039.
 
HEA ROCKS -- Brat Trot 
Join the HEA ROCKS team and participate in the annual Brat Trot sponsored by Highline Schools Foundation.

Join the HEA ROCKS Team and wear your HEA T-shirt. If you would like to run or walk the Brat Trot and represent HEA, please contact Portia RobinsonHEA will pay your registration fee.

HEA Building Representative Important Dates

HEA Representative Council Meeting
Sept. 11
4:15-6:15 p.m.HSD Central Office School Board Room
HEA Representative Council Training
Sept. 26
4-7 p.m.
Location TBD 
 
JOINT Labor/Management Training
HEA/HSD are providing joint labor/management training for building administrators and their HEA building representatives on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 3:15 p.m. for secondary building teams and 4:45 p.m. for elementary building teams at the ERAC -- Board room. Check with your building representative to make sure your building is present for the training. We are planning this training together and we hope to clarify many of the questions that are surfacing. We hope to see you there!

Northwest Social Justice Conference
The 10th Annual Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice will be held Oct. 21 at Chief Sealth International High School, 2600 SW Thistle St., in Seattle.

HEA will sponsor up to 200 HEA members to attend this conference.

Contact Portia Robinson by Aug. 28, if you would like HEA to register you for this conference.

HEA New Member Dinner
HEA will host our Annual HEA New Member Dinner on Oct. 24. Invitational flyers will be sent to all schools through your HEA Building Representatives. Please join the new member dinner and learn more about your Association!
Not a member and would like to join? Sign up at the dinner!
 
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location TBD

Aug. 4, 2017

In this Issue  


* HEA General Membership Meeting
* Bargaining Update
* WEA Select Plans
* Highline Foundation Brat Trot
*HEA Rep Council Trainings
* HEA/HSD Joint Labor/Management Training
* Northwest Social Justice Conference
*HEA New Member Dinner

HEA McCleary Event
HEA has invited members to come to an informational gathering to learn about legislative decisions made this summer. Invitations were sent to HEA members based on responses to the commitment cards completed.

Date: Aug. 14
Location: Burien Community Center
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Please contact Sue McCabe if you did not receive an invitation and are interested in attending.

Did you change your name or address?
If you moved or your name changed over the summer, please take a moment to notify us. We try to keep our membership records as up-to-date as possible and we want you to be assured of receiving all of our publications in a timely manner.

Contact Portia Robinson in the HEA office.

Don't forget to contact Highline School District Human Resources department and update them also!
 
HSD Benefit Fair
Come to the Aug. 24 HSD Benefit Fair and get your questions answered! Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HSD central office, 57575 Ambaum Blvd., in Burien.

Your Contract
THE HEA/HSD Collective Bargaining Agreement is available on the HEA website.

Contact Us






Sue McCabe
HEA President
206-246-4340
Ext. 26

Elizabeth Beck
WEA UniServ Rep
206-246-4340, Ext. 25



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