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President's Message

Welcome to the 2017-18 School year. I hope you had a
relaxing summer and were able to spend your well
deserved time with family and friends doing the things you
love. Also, congratulations on surviving your first week of
school and hitting the trifecta. Last year we successfully
passed Prop 55, Bond WV, and extended District of
Choice for 6 more years. That's impressive! It couldn't
have been accomplished without all of us putting in extra
time to make phone calls, emailing , and posting on social
media. Thank you for a job well done.
This year has started off very busy. We welcomed 54
new members at the New Teacher Orientation. Woohoo!!!
During the summer many of you sat on interview panels to
hire people at the secondary and elementary levels. Thank
you for helping our new colleagues acclimate to Walnut
Valley.
Along with much hope this year also brings
uncertainties. The continuing attack on our professional
association is at an all time high. The potential loss of
agency fee is looming. Agency fee is monies paid to
associations by members and nonmembers for collective
bargaining services such as compensation, health
benefits, and working conditions. The association needs
the monetary resources to maintain and enhance those
collectively bargained services that vital to us and our
families. Remember we are stronger together!
In Unity,

Lisa Peterson

Walnut Valley Educators’ Association
Member Benefits News
August, 2017

Dear Reps:

Welcome back to a new year. Hope the school year started smoothly. Please post the new member benefits poster on your site’s WVEA bulletin board.

Next, please inform members of the new dues amounts. WVEA dues did not increase. However, CTA and NEA dues did go up this year. The total for full-time members is now $1,038 annually which is $103.85 per month. For part-time members, the dues total is $554.55 annually which is $55.46 per month. *Please note: if anyone at your site has a new assignment (from part-time to full-time or vice versa), they must contact me to receive a new application to adjust their dues.

Please hand each member their membership card personally. Do not place them in mailboxes. If anyone has changes to their information, have the member make corrections and send it to me at Walnut Elementary via district mail. Please return cards for anyone who has retired, resigned, or is on a leave of absence. If a member is at another school, tell me before sending the card to the individual’s new location.

As a reminder, members are certificated employees including all classroom teachers, intervention teachers hired on a contract (not subs), speech/language pathologists, PE teachers, elementary ELSs, middle school SSRAs, and high school GLSs. It does not include principals, vice-principals, high school deans, psychologists, or elementary counselors. If any membership cards are missing, please inform me so I can contact CTA for a replacement card.

Application receipts for new members are also enclosed. Their membership cards will be forwarded to them as soon as they arrive.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding membership and member benefits.

Seema Bagai
2nd VP (Membership)
Seema.wvea@gmail.com

WVEA 2017-2018 Adopted Budget
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2017-18 WVEA Calendar
Association Related
Calendar of Events
More info being added
September
Mon. - 11 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ DBHS
Tue. - 12 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Castlerock
Wed. - 13 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Westhoff
Thu. - 14 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Evergreen
Fri. - 15 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Walnut El.
Mon - 18 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ WHS
Tue. - 19 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ CJ Morris
Benefits Fair
@ WHS
Wed. - 20 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Suzanne
Wed. - 20 Rep. Council Meeting @ Ron Hockwalt Academy (RHA)
Thu. - 21 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Collegewood
Mon. - 25 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Maple Hill
Tue. - 26 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ South Pointe
Wed. - 27 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Vejar
Benefits Fair
@ DBHS
Thu. - 28 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Chaparral
October
Mon. - 2 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ Quail Summit
Thu. - 5 WVEA Negotiating Team Lunch Visit @ RHA
Wed. - 25 Rep. Council Meeting @ RHA
November
Wed. - 15 Rep. Council Meeting @ RHA
December
Fri.-Sun. 8-10 CTA GLBT Conference in San Jose
Click here for WVEA Conference Application
For more detailed conference information go to the CTA Conference page.
Wed. - 13

Rep. Council Meeting @ RHA
Winter Break Kick Off

January
Wed. - 24 Rep. Council Meeting @ Holiday Inn, Diamond Bar
Fri.-Sun. 26-28 CTA Issues Conference in Las Vegas
Click here for WVEA Conference Application
For more detailed conference information go to the CTA Conference page.
February
Fri.-Sun. 2-4 CTA Good Teaching Conference in San Jose
Click here for WVEA Conference Application
For more detailed conference information go to the CTA Conference page.
Wed. - 21 Rep. Council Meeting @ Holiday Inn, Diamond Bar
Fri.-Sun. 23-25 CTA New Educator Conference in San Francisco
Click here for WVEA Conference Application
For more detailed conference information go to the CTA Conference page.
March
Fri.-Sun. 2-4 CTA Equity & Human Rights Conference in San Jose
Click here for WVEA Conference Application
For more detailed conference information go to the CTA Conference page.
Fri.-Sun. 16-18 CTA Good Teaching Conference in Garden Grove
Click here for WVEA Conference Application
For more detailed conference information go to the CTA Conference page.
Wed. - 21 Rep. Council Meeting @ Holiday Inn, Diamond Bar
April
Wed. - 25 Rep. Council Meeting @ Holiday Inn, Diamond Bar
Scholarship Recognition
May
Wed. - 23 Rep. Council Meeting @ Holiday Inn, Diamond Bar
Retiree Celebration
   
 

September Meeting Date
Date: September 20
Time: 3:45pm
Place: Ron Hockwalt Academy
We will still be providing food and plan on starting at 3:45 PM. We are using the large conference room that can be accessed from the back parking lot.

2017-18 Conferences

GLBT December 8-10 San Jose

Issues Jan. 26-28 Las Vegas 

Good Teaching Feb. 2-4  San Jose
 
New Educator Feb. 23-25 San Francisco

Equity & Human Rights Mar. 2-4 San Jose 

Good Teaching Mar.16-18 Garden Grove

If you are interested in attending one of these conferences download the application, complete it and send it to the WVEA office.
20471 E. Valley Blvd.
Walnut, CA.  91789

For more detailed conference information go to the CTA Conference page.

Welcome New WVEA Members!

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20471 E. Valley Blvd.
Walnut, CA.  91789
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