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Compensation Good News for 2016-17!
You received a raise this school year. In September, the WA COLA of 1.8 percent on your base salary began. The HEA bargained TRI increase of 4.5 percent will be in the October paycheck. It was scheduled for the November, however you will see the increase early. There will be a TRI retro pay for September as well. Your TRI compensation increased from 23 percent of your base salary to 27.5 percent of your base salary. Make sure to read your paystub every month!

HEA/HSD New Substitute Salary Schedule
HEA/HSD made progress on a long overdue new substitute salary schedule. One important change includes compensating substitutes for covering a class not part of their originally assigned job. Click here for the letter of agreement.

Highline Citizens for Schools/Highline Bond
Phone Banking began on Oct. 17th! Many thanks to the following HHS HEA members for leading on the first night: Val Allen, Moises Iniguez, Mike Williams, Shannon Dowdy, Jeannie Johnson, David Ruby, Amy Burge, Connie Williams (HHS relative) and Shorewood HEA members, Andrea O’Ferrall, Anthony Erath and Dean Moody.

Join in the next steps to create better schools for our students! Check out the Yes for Highline! website.

Phone banking begins this week! Please volunteer to help pass our bond! Contact Stephanie Steel or call 206-246-4340.


WEA-PAC Conversation with 34th District Legislators
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16
Proletariat Pizza
6309622 16th Ave. SW, Burien, WA98106

Meet: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon
Share YOUR perspective on education issues and learn how the 2017 legislative session is shaping up.

Free Food. Family Friendly. Adult beverages available.

This event is for WEA-PAC members only. Enrollment forms will be available on site for HEA members who would like to join. Please RSVP to Stephanie Steel or call 206-246-4340.

Our teachers and students deserve better!! Get involved. Together we can make a difference!!
HEA ROCKS - Brat Trot

The HEA ROCKS team participated in the annual Brat Trot sponsored by Highline Schools Foundation. HEA sponsored a team of 40 HEA members! Consider joining the HEA ROCKS team next fall! 


What is a VEBA Account?
VEBA Trust offers two separate health reimbursement arrangement plan designs: the Standard HRA Plan and the Post-separation HRS Plan. All HEA members could have the opportunity to open a VEBA account.

After educating members on the possible opportunity that VEBA offers, we would hold an all membership vote to determine if HEA employees will join VEBA. The outcome of the vote will be the same for all members. If the membership votes in support, all HEA educators would open a VEBA account. All HEA members will have the opportunity to vote on VEBA during Spring 2017.

Visit veba.org for more information.  

New Member Dinner
HEA will host the Annual HEA New Member Dinner this Thursday, Oct. 20, at Billy Baroo's! A few seats are still available. Contact Stephanie Steel or call 206-246-4340 to RSVP. We will host a second event in the Spring!

Oct. 18, 2016

In this Issue  

* TRI Increase for SY 16-17
* Bond Volunteers Needed
* WEA-PAC Event
HEA/HSD Substitute Salary
* HEA ROCKS Brat Trot
* New Member Dinner


Q: When do teachers receive pay for class size overload?
A: Class size mitigation compensation begins on Oct. 1. Payment begins in the Nov. 30 paycheck.

Q: What is the class size for general education classroom teachers?
A: Class size information for general educators can be found on pages 30-31 of the HEA/HSD CBA. Mitigation compensation is on pages 32-33.

Q: What are the Job Alike days?
A: Sept. 23, Oct. 21 (optional), Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 24 (optional), April 21 (optional) and May 19. The calendar is on the district website as well.

Your Contract

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

Contact Us

Sue McCabe
HEA President
Ext. 26

Stephanie Steel
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 21

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

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