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HEA Social

Half-time fun! Join us on March 5 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Elliott Bay Brewery, 255 SW 152nd St., in Burien. RSVP is needed by Wednesday, Feb. 26!

Annual WEA Representative Assembly

WEA's annual Representative Assembly is in Spokane on April 3-5. You have elected the following colleagues to represent HEA this year. Take a moment to appreciate their willingness to volunteer and step up to represent our Association. And, it is during Spring Break this year! Thank you, delegates!

Sandra Aguila-Salinas, Susan Andrews-Salmond, James Boutin, Keitha Bryson, Kevin Comfort, Tracey Drum, Tamasha Emedi, Jamie Ewing, Teresa Duhamel, Joanne Glasgow, Emily Harris, Amy Hepburn, Sandy Hunt, Patrick Lamb, Sue McCabe, Melissa McGraw, Shawna Moore, Tabitha Plotke, and Evin Shinn                

COLA -- Contact your legislators!

Educators haven't received a cost of living adjustment for 5 years! Don't make this year the 6th year! Call, write/email your legislators and let them know you deserve a COLA! Call 1-800-562-6000 or visit www.OurVoiceWashingtonEA.org.

PIT Time

A joint HEA/HSD communication was sent to help clarify this piece of our TRI package. It is clear that there is a wide range of implementation at our schools. The joint bargaining teams collaborated on this concept and are invested in supporting its implementation. Please write your comments/concerns around PIT Time to your HEA building representative.

Contract Waiver Timeline
HEA Building representatives have received training on our contract waiver process. If your school staff would like to submit a contract waiver for 2014-15 school year, the request must be submitted prior to May 19. Staff from your school will present to the HEA Executive Board for recommendation. If there is a recommendation to approve the waiver, the HEA Representative Council makes the final recommendation. See your HEA Building Representative if you have questions.

Committee Appointments
HEA/HSD Committees are being formed to work toward addressing needed changes as identified by the joint bargaining process.

HEA Dual Language Committee
Kristina Scott, Hilltop Elementary
Leticia Yellam, Hilltop Elementary
Kathy Petricelli, Mount View Elementary
Mirella Ramirez, Mount View Elementary
Elizabeth Beck, WEA UniServ Representative

HEA Secondary Assessment Committee:
Shauna Pierson, ACE High School
Melinda Breeze, Highline High School
Sue McCabe, HEA President

SPARKS: A weekend of support for educators in their first six years!

HEA Members participating in SPARKS on March 20-22:
Erin Dean, Beverly Park Elementary; Tamasha Emedi, Bow Lake Elementary; Anna Kramer,Cascade MS; Shawn Connolly, Chinook MS; Brenda Burnett, ERAC; Ester Prieto Martinez, Evergreen HS; Jenny Haaland, Hazel Valley Elementary; Cindy Hamar, Pacific MS; Scott Nicholson,Seahurst Elementary; Emily Zimmerman and Ashley Wyman,TEC

Charter Schools
Rainier Prep Charter School was approved by the Charter Commission. School year 2015-16 is the targeted opening. For more information regarding Washington charter schools, visit  www.governor.wa.gov/issues/education/commission/

In this Issue ...
  • WEA Elections
  • 1st HEA Social
  • WEA RA Delegates
  • COLA!!
  • PIT Time
  • Contract Waivers
  • Committee Appointments
  • Rainier Prep Charter


Q: Do elementary teachers work on March 14?
A:HEA members are NOT contracted to work on March 14. It is a non-school/non-work day. If your principal offers a PIT time opportunity, it is your decision whether to join in the activities. More opportunities will be offered.

Q: Do I have to agree to attend a meeting during my planning time?
A: No, you do not have to meet during your individual planning time. Use your professional judgement.

Your Contract

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

Class Size Counts

There are 213 classes from HSD posted on the class size counts website. Help everyone in Washington learn about class size by posting yours at www.ClassSizeCountsWA.com.

School Board Connections

March 12, 6 p.m., at ERAC
Sue McCabe will host appetizers at Azteca at 5 p.m.

Contact us

Sue McCabe
HEA President
206-246-4340, Ext. 121

Jan Shannon
Administrative Assistant
206-246-4340, Ext. 123

Elizabeth Beck
WEA UniServ Rep
206-246-4340, Ext. 122

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