"The levy provides about 20% of the district's budget, so the loss of that funding would significantly impact the district's ability to pay for many items."

Kevin Teeley, President

LWEA Update: News you can use!

  • LWEA Contract will be reopened if levy fails!

    Many LWEA members may be unaware that our contract immediately becomes fully open if there's a levy failure. The levy provides about 20% of the district's budget, so the loss of that funding would significantly impact the district's ability to pay for many items we've negotiated in our contract.

    Now is the time to make sure you are taking steps to get out the "YES" votes! Protect the great programs and supports that the levy provides for the students and teachers here in Lake Washington and provide the funding needed to keep pace with our rapidly growing student population.

    BALLOTS ARE COMING! Remember to VOTE Yes on the Front. Flip it over, then VOTE YES and APPROVED on the Back!

    To sign up to help spread the word through phone-banks and door-belling events: http://bit.ly/LWBondLevy2018

    For more information check out:

    the campaign website at www.vote4lwsdkids.org

    or the Lake Washington School District website at www.lwsd.org
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  • Welcome to LWEA

    On behalf of the members of the Lake Washington Education Association, I would like to welcome you.

    LWEA is an organization of education professionals in the Lake Washington School District. There are about 1,900 of us - classroom teachers, psychologists, resource teachers, counselors, occupational and physical therapists, library media specialists, specialists, and more.

    We protect the rights of our members, advocate on their behalf, assist them in resolving conflicts, answer their questions, offer suggestions, and listen to their concerns. It is our responsibility to negotiate with the school district on behalf of our members over wages, hours, and working conditions.

    We publish a weekly newsletter, the Update, in which we share news of the Association, member benefits and discounts, information about upcoming professional development, available educational resources, and information on current educational issues. In addition, we hold monthly meetings with our elected building representatives to conduct Association business and to ensure communication with our members.

    I would like to extend to an invitation to you to become a member of the Lake Washington Education Association. You will find a membership enrollment form in your packet. All you need to do is to complete the form and return it to our office (district mail works really well). It is not necessary to send any money with the form, as your dues will be automatically deducted from your monthly paycheck. I encourage you to fill out your membership form right away.

    We have a variety of materials in this packet and on our website which will describe how your local association works and how you can become an active participant. In addition, we have information regarding various aspects of your employment—salary schedules, calendars, leaves, student discipline, an explanation of the days in your working calendar, and our LWEA sponsored professional development.

    Once again, welcome to our community of educators. We look forward to working with you to make our schools the best they can be and to make your teaching experience in the Lake Washington School District a successful and positive one. Please feel free to call on me, your Executive Committee members, and the staff of LWEA if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.
    Have a great year!

    Kevin Teeley
    LWEA President
  • Resources for Educators Supporting Dreamers

    On September 5, President Donald Trump revoked Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that is vital to well-being of nearly 800,000 young people who arrived in the United States as children.

    As we strive to support the needs of our students, check out the resources available through the National Education Association.
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