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Winter Break Dec. 24, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2019 
Educators perform amazing work every day to support our students' growth and deserve deep appreciation. You are amazing individuals and you have earned this two-week break!

Rest, Relax and Rejuvenate! See you in 2019!

Election Week is Jan. 7-11, 2019
We are electing HEA Executive Board positions and delegates to the WEA and NEA Representative Assemblies. Be sure to vote!

There are two positions on the HEA Executive Board that are open for nominations.

  • Specialist Representative -- 1-year term, school year 2018-19
  • Intermediate (grades 4-6) Representative -- 2-year term, school year 2018-2020

Electronic voting will be held Jan 7-11, 2019, by home email only. HEA members will receive ballot information via email on Jan. 7. If you do  not receive your ballot, contact your HEA building rep!

Washington Sen. Keiser and Rep. Orwall join HEA Rep Council Meeting
HEA WEA-PAC members are welcome to join the next HEA Representative Council meeting on Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Sen. Karen Keiser and Rep. Tina Orwall will be joining us to discuss the upcoming legislative session. The 2019 Washington state legislative session begins Jan. 14, 2019. We want to make sure our representatives hear what our Highline students and staff need from their state legislature in order to provide high-quality education for our students and families.

We will be in the HSD Board Room at ERAC. Please RSVP to Portia Robinson if you plan to attend and are not an HEA building representative. We want to plan for additional participation. If want to attend and are not a WEA-PAC member, you can sign up at the meeting.

School Safety Conference
All WEA members are invited to WEA's one-day "United for Safety: Ways to Advocate for Safety in our Schools" conference on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport. We’re taking action at the bargaining table, in Olympia, and with our community to maintain and improve school safety! 

Effectively maintaining and improving school safety involves the efforts of educators, parents, students, community members and elected officials working together.
The day will feature a variety of ways to learn, featuring educators, other experts and elected officials. There will be learning tracks with breakout sessions, focused on:
  • Influencing Olympia -- and what’s being proposed in the Legislature this year to support safer schools.
  • Engaging parents, community members, allies, news media and others in school safety topics.
  • Learning about programs and approaches for schools to address a variety of topics including behavior programs, school discipline, immigration, bullying, etc.
  • Bargaining and best practices for contract language that make classrooms and schools safer for students, teachers and classified staff.
Speakers and guests include WEA President Kim Mead, Washington and National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington Governor Jay Inslee.
Check in and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the first session starting at 9:30 a.m.

Review course descriptions. Register online and save your seat.

HEA Representative Council Supports BLM at School Week
HEA Representative Council is encouraging members to join the national call for Black Lives Matter at School Week, to kick off Black History Month during the week of Feb.4-8. We encourage schools, teams, and sites to participate in teaching about the themes expressed through the national BLM at Schools movement. The goal of Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools, according to TeachingforChange.org, "is to spark an ongoing movement of critical reflection and honest conversation in school communities for people of all age to engage with critical issues of racial justice." Click here for resources and visit https://neaedjustice.org.  

Know Your Contract!
Below is this month's contract question. Send HEA the correct answer and your name will be entered into a drawing for a $10 coffee card.

What percentage of PCT is directed by the HEA members?

A. 100 percent

B. 45 percent

C. 50 percent

D. 25 percent

E. 75 percent

F. 15 percent

Send your answers to Portia Robinson in the HEA office. All correct answers will be submitted for a drawing to win!


Dec. 20, 2018

In this Issue  

* Winter Break
* Election Week
* Sen. Keiser and Rep. Orwall
* School Safety Conference
* HEA Supports BLM
* Know Your Contract

We are HEA!

HEA Contract
Our new CBA is on the HSD website!

On the Web
Visit our HEA website. Direct URL is www.highlineea.org.

Note: A new HEA website is under construction.

Contact Us

Sue McCabe

HEA President
206-246-4340, Ext. 26

Portia Robinson

Administrative Assistant
206-246-4340, Ext. 21

Elizabeth Beck

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


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