HEA Nominations Open
There are four positions on the HEA Executive Board that are open for nominations for a two-year term, school years 2019-2021.
- Vice president
- Middle School Representative
- Special Services Representative
- Elementary Primary Representative
One position is open for a one-year term, 2019-20.
Interested in nominating someone? Who can run for the positions? HEA Bylaws/Constitution is on the HEA website. Or check with your HEA building representative. You can email Portia Robinson for a nomination form.
- Intermediate Representative
HEA Letter to SeaTac City Council
We have students and families that need our support!
At the HSD school board meeting on March 6, our HSD School Board was asked to write a letter of support to the SeaTac City Council for our families who are residents of the Firs Homeowners Association. The families of at least 100 students in the Tyee Service Area have been in a struggle to keep their homes. They have organized and with the help of the Tenants Union, they will be meeting with the city of SeaTac to discuss possible solutions for the residents to remain in their homes within the Firs Mobile Home Park. Our HSD School Board voted and is issuing a letter of support for these families to the SeaTac City Council.
HEA members are invited to sign on to our HEA letter to the SeaTac City Council to support our students and families. Please read the letter here
, and sign our HEA Letter to SeaTac City Council
WA State Legislative Session ...
is under way! What can you do? Sign up for text messages: Text OURVOICE to 41411 to get regular legislative updates by text message. Check the WEA OurVoice web page
for the education bills that are still alive. Contact your legislators to share your knowledge!
Washington legislators are hosting Town Hall Meetings! The majority of Highline School District is located in the 33rd Legislative District. Our 33rd District Legislators will hold a Town Hall meeting on:
Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 10 –11:30 a.m.
Location: LiUNA! Local 242, 22323 Pacific Hwy S., in Des Moines
Join the Town Hall and ask your questions about our benefits and the SEBB!
WEA Representative Assembly
We elected HEA delegates to represent us at the WEA Representative Assembly to be held on April 25-27 in Spokane. It is an intense weekend where WEA members from across the state debate the business of the WEA. Let's appreciate our colleagues who are donating a weekend of their valuable time to represent all HEA members.
Congratulations to our first-time delegates: Shannon Dowdy, Ariel Brown, Katie Utesch, Leslie Sokolik, Gabriela Olivarez, Satprit Kaur and Emily Lee. Second year or re-elected delegates include: Renee Agatsuma, Sandra Aguila, Emily Black, James Boutin, Zanovia Clark, Tracey Drum, Tamasha Emedi, Veronica Fairchild, Julie Kastien, Ryan Smith Jessica Stein, Joe Thomas, Mike Williams and Sue McCabe.
Are You a WEA-PAC Member?
WEA-PAC recommends and elects pro-student, pro-union candidates -- regardless of party affiliation. Candidates complete a written questionnaire and participate in an interview with WEA-PAC members. Based on the questionnaire and interview, WEA-PAC members make a recommendation.
Together, we can help pro-education candidates win the elected offices that affect our work and help our students! Now is a great time to join WEA-PAC. You can join online.
Learn more about WEA-PAC.
|March 18, 2019
In this Issue
* HEA Nominations Open
* HEA North End Social
* Teaching Equity Conference
* SeaTac City Council Letter
* WA Legislative Session and Town Halls
* WEA Representative Assembly
We are HEA!
Our new CBA is on the HSD website!
A new HEA website still is under construction.
HEA North End Social
HEA Members are invited to join in solidarity with fellow union members, unwind and get ready for the weekend! Meet up after contract hours between 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. HEA will provide appetizers and soft drinks. All HEA members are welcome -- even if you don't work in a north end school! RSVP to our 3/29 HEA Social.
Date: Friday, March 29
Time: 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Proletariat Pizza
9622-A 16th Ave. SW
WEA Teaching Equity Conference
This is a great professional development opportunity for you! HEA invites you to participate in the 11th Annual WEA Teaching Equity Conference on April 6 at Highline College. HEA will sponsor HEA members interested in attending this high-quality conference. Click here to register and choose your workshop sessions. HEA will reimburse the registration fee to members who attend. Send your receipt to Portia Robinson.
206-246-4340, Ext. 26
206-246-4340, Ext. 21
WEA UniServ Rep
206-246-4340, Ext. 25