"Educators deserve pay raises. Educators deserve good benefits. Educators deserve protected planning time. Educators deserve work/life balance. Educators deserve fully-funded schools.

Educators deserve more. Educators deserve better."

Becky Pringle, NEA President

LWEA Update: News you can use!

  • LWEA Executive Committee Calls for Action on Racial Equity in our District

    The Lake Washington Education Association stands with Black students, Black families, and Black colleagues in our schools. We condemn racial violence and racial bias; we are committed to dismantling institutional racism, racial prejudice, and white supremacy culture in our schools, in our organization, and in our communities; and we are calling for urgent action from our elected school board. While we seek to meet mutual interests, we are compelled by the pain of our Black and Brown community members and colleagues to act and demand change. The Executive Committee is formulating a plan, to be released in advance of the June 22 school board meeting, calling for immediate and explicit policy actions by our school board that result in concrete and sustained changes to ensure that our schools are actively anti-racist and equitable for our students.

    Black Lives Matter.
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  • Welcome to LWEA

    The Lake Washington Education Association takes great pride in serving the needs of our members. We work for you…actually we are you. We are the totality of our more than 2,000 members. The teachers, counselors, library media specialists, school psychologists, SLPs, OTs, PTs, and other Support Specialists of the Lake Washington School District. We understand that our student’s learning conditions are our member’s working conditions.

    Through your Executive Committee, Building Reps, and countless others who volunteer their time to support their members, we advocate for members legal, professional, contractual, and human rights; serve as an integral part of educational decision making in the Lake Washington School District; promote the professional growth of our members; foster increased community support for and involvement in public education

    If you are not already a member, please accept my invitation to become a member of the Lake Washington Education Association. If you are currently a member, please accept my thanks for all you do to support our students and our community. Membership enrollment forms are available from the LWEA building reps at your school or by contacting the LWEA office.

    On this website you will find a variety of information describing 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.

    Howard Mawhinney, President
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  • Resources for Educators Supporting Dreamers

    In September 2017, President Donald Trump attempted to revoke 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.

    On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration from its attempt to end this program, due to a lack of a "reasoned explanation for its action."

    There is still work to be done! As we strive to support the needs of our students, check out the resources available through the National Education Association.
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