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Update 9-28-22 1st Pay Day is Friday!
Update 9-21-22 Our CBA Requires Some Decisions be Revisited By Staff Every Year
Update 9-14-22 LWEA and LWSD to Engage in Full CBA Bargain This Year
Update 9-8-22 Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
Update 6-15-22 Stay Connected
Update 5-25-22 Certificated Contracts for 22-23
Update 5-18-22 2022-23 LWEA Executive Committee Election Results
Update 5-11-22 Ballots for the 2022-23 EC Elections Close Friday, May 13
Update 5-4-22 Summer/Spring Cert Training and Clock Hour Opportunities
Update 5-2-22 Special Election Update - Exec Committee Elections
Update 4-27-22 Nominations Are In for the 2022-23 Exec Comm Reps
Update 4-20-22 Key Dates for Semester 2
Update 4-13-22 Updated Safety Protocols in Our Schools
Update 3-31-22 5.5% COLA: what does that mean for you?
Update 3-24-22 Legislative Wins and WEA-PAC
Update 3-17-22 The End of the mask mandate: what comes next?
Update 3-10-22 Sine Die = Final day of the 2022 regular legislative session!
Update 3-2-22 Say YES to Adequate COLAs + NO to Educator Pay Cuts
Update 2-23-22 Educator COLAs
Update 2-16-22 Enjoy Your Mid-Winter Break
Update 2-9-22 2022 Levy Measures Likely to Pass
Update 2-2-22 The 2022 Levy Measures will directly impact the staff, programs and space at your school
Update 1-27-22 The 2022 Levies Will Directly Impact Your Students
Update 1-19-22 Tell Voters How the 2022 Levies Will Impact Our Students and Schools
Update 1-13-21 The Success of the 2022 Levies Will Impact You and Your Students
Update 1-5-21 How Will the 2022 Levies Impact You and Your Students? Prop 3
Update 12-15-21 How Will the 2022 Levies Impact You and Your Students? Prop 2
Update 12-9-21 How Will the 2022 Levies Impact You and Your Students?
Update 12-2-21 Dear Members, Thank You
Update 11-17-21 The Latest LOU: Instructional Supports for Quarantined Students
Update 11-10-21 Weds, Nov. 10 - ITW Day
Update 11-3-21 Make Changes Now to your 2022 SEBB Benefits
Update 10-20-21 Covid Leave Provisions
Update 10-13-21 Coming Soon: SEBB Open Enrollment
Update 10-6-21 October 1
Update 9-29-21 Missing Sub Coverage Plans
Update 9-22-21 Did you know that our CBA requires some decisions be revisited by staff every year?
Update 9-15-21 What is Happening With Bargaining This Year?
Update 9-8-21 Instructional Supports for Students Required to Quarantine
Update 9-2-21 Welcome Back!
Update 6-16-21 Acknowledgements and Thanks
Update 6-9-21 Farewell and Good Luck
Update 6-2-21 Did You Receive Your Additional Pay?
Update 5-26-21 Certificated Contracts 2021-22
Update 5-19-21 Annual Leave Carryover
Update 5-12-21 LWEA and District to Begin Bargaining New CBA
Update 5-5-21 Did You Audit Your Paycheck?
Update 4-28-21 Submit Professional Funds NOW!!
Update 4-21-21 Covid Leave Options
Update 4-14-21 Wednesday LEAP Calendar Changes
Update 3-24-21 Schools Reopening for In-Person Instruction: Situation Update
Update 3-17-21 NEW Annual Leave Carryover Process
Update 3-10-21 Don't Wait to Submit Your Professional Funds
Update 3-3-21 Covid Vaccinations for Teachers and Childcare Workers Expedited
Update 2-25-21 The First to Open and the Last to Close?
Update 2-17-21 What is the STEM Requirement for Certificate Renewal?
Update 2-10-21 Enjoy Your Mid-Winter Break
Update 2-3-21 Negotiated Agreements Impact You: Leap Wednesdays
Update 1-20-21 Dear Member - Return to In Person Message
Update 1-13-21 K-1 In-Person Work Expectations Summary
Update 12-16-20 LWEA Election Results
Update -12-9-20 PFML Payroll Deduction Beginning January 2021
Update 12-2-20 LWEA Equity Team
Update 11-18-20 SEBB OE Don't Miss the Deadline!
Update 11-12-20 LWEA Election Ballots
Update 11-6-20 Special LWEA Election Update
Update 11-4-20 Due Dates are Closer Than They Appear
Update 10-28-20 How Different the Experience
Update 10-21-20 SEBB Open Enrollment
Update 10-4-20 Who Will Represent You?
Update 10-8-20 LWEA Nominations
Update 9-29-20 Survey
Update 9-23-20 In Person Teaching - How Would We Get There?
Update 9-16-20 LWEA: What is Constant, What is Changing
Update 9-9-20 Our Fearless Leader Returns and Our Fearless Leadership Continues
Update 9-2-20 First Week: Familiar Routines and New Learning
Update 8-26-20 Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!
Update 6-18-20 School Re-Opening Fall 2020
Update 6-11-20 Significant Changes at LWEA
Update 6-5-20 Dear LWEA Members
Update 5-29-20 Annual Leave Changes
Update 5-22-20 End of Year is Approaching
Update 5-15-20 Presidents Update
Update 5-8--20 Where to Next?
Update 5-1-20 May Changes
Update 4-24-20 First week of distance learning
Update 4-17-20 Message from LWEA President, Howard Mawhinney
Update 4-3-20 Message from LWEA President, Howard Mawhinney
Update 3-20-20 Certification Deadlines Extended One Year
Update 3-2-20 LWSD School Year Calendar Changes
Update 2-21-20 LWEA Equity Conference 2020
Update 2-7-20 Changes Are Coming to the Update!
Update 1-24-20 PFML Hotline and FAQ
Update 12-19-19 PFML Hotline
Update 12-12-19 LWEA and LWSD Agreement on SEBB and PFML
Update 11-22-19 SEBB Open Enrollment Success!!
Update 11-12-19 LWEA Special Elections Update
Update 11-8-19 SEBB Running Out of Time
Update 11-1-19 Ever wonder what the role of a building rep is?
Update 10-25-19 SEBB: Time Is Running Out
Update 10-18-19 SEBB - Act Now!!
Update 10-10-19 LWEA Nominations
Update 10-4-19 Important SEBB Open Enrollment Information for EVERY Employee
Update 9-27-19 First Payday of the 2019-20 School Year - Monday, September 30
Update 9-20-19 Congratulations
Update 9-13-19 Preparing for SEBB - HCA Resources
Update 9-5-19 Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!
Update 8-26-19 STEM Professional Development Requirement for Certificate Renewal
Update 8-7-19 New Health Insurance for K-12 Employees Is Coming
Update 7-23-19 Frustrated over new STEM certiciation requirements, lack of Special Education support, or other decisions made in Olympia?
Update 7-5-19 TPEP Certification Renewal Requirement Now Eliminated
Update 6-20-19 Want to Know More About SEBB?
SEBB Dependent Verification Approved Documentations
Update 6-12-19 REMINDER: LEAP Course Closing Date June 14
Update 6-6-19 Wednesday LEAP Clock Hour Class
Update 5-30-19 Professional Fund Forms and Receipts - Deadline June 3
Update 5-17-19 Special Educ Summer Boot Camps Now Part of Summer Learning Institutes
Update 5-8-19 LWEA Professional Fund Receipt for Dues 2018-19
Update 4-25-19 STEM Professional Development Requirement for Certificate Renewal
Update 4-18-19 Nominations Are Open - HS Rep to Exec Committee
Update 4-4-19 Special Election for HS Rep to Exec Committee
Update 3-28-19 Support Our Students
Update 3-13-19 LWEA Equity 4 All Conference
Update 3-7-19 Social Media - Know Your Rights
Update 2-28-19 Election Results
Update 2-21-19 Voting Deadline Extended
Update 2-6-19 Special LWEA Election Update
Update 1-31-19 Teachers Returning from Leave for 2019-2020
Update 1-24-19 Thinking about a transfer, reassignment, job share, or leave?
Update 1-17-19 Nominations Close Friday
Update 1-10-19 LWEA Nominations Are Open Now
Update 12-20-18 Happy Holidays
Update 12-13-18 TPEP & STEM Clock Hour Requirements
Update 12-5-18 Professional Fund - Allowable/Unallowable Expenses
Update 11-28-18 Have you checked your beneficiaries lately?
Update 11-15-18 School Start Time Advisory Process and Survey
Update 11-7-18 New Stem Professional Development Requirement for Cert Renewal
Update 10-31-18 LWEA Sponsored Professional Development - Don't Miss it!
Update 10-25-18 Student Discipline: What is a teacher to do?
Update 10-18-18 Ever wonder what the role of a building rep is?
Update 10-10-18 Spread the word - LWSD is looking for subs!
Update 10-3-18 Here's everything you need to know about the Professional Fund
Update 9-26-18 You're getting a nice raise on Friday!
Update 9-18-18 Your Executive Committee at work
Update 9-12-18 Meet your 2018-19 LWEA Executive Committee
Update 9-5-18 Time to check your benefits!
Update 8-29-18 Welcome to the 2018-19 school year
Update 6-13-18 End-of-the-year bits and pieces you might need!
Update 5-23-18 Salary Ratification Meeting - June 6
Update 5-16-18 Good idea to review those building files!
Update 5-9-18 From WEA President Kim Mead
Update 5-2-18 What do I do with my clock hours?
Update 4-25-18 WEA wraps up another successful Representative Assembly
Update 4-18-18 Make sure your students are always supervised
Update 4-11-18 Why union? Here's why!
Update 3-28-18 Governor signs McCleary budget for 2018-19
Update 3-21-18 NEA members reject proposals to arm teachers
Update 3-14-18 March for our lives
Update 3-7-18 Be sure to complete the Strategic Planning Survey
Update 2-28-18 Thanks!!!
Update 2-21-18 How many more will it take?
Update 2-7-18 10 things to know about the bond and levies
Update 1-31-18 Levy failure would cot the district $63.5 million
Update 1-24-18 LWEA contract will be reponed if levy fails
Update 1-17-18 Looking for Professional Development? LWEA can help!
Update 1-10-18 Thinking about a transfer, reassignment, job share, or leave?
Update 12-13-17 A world of good wishes
Update 12-6-17 Student discipline - here's what you need to know
Update 11-29-17 New contract refresher
Update 11-15-17 Supreme Court rules on McCleary
Update 11-9-17 Levy and Bond meetings start today
Update 11-1-17 Supreme Court hears McCleary Update
Update 10-25-17 Confused about your raise?
Update 10-18-17 School Board approves levy and bond measures for February 13 ballot
Update 10-11-17 Spread the word - LWSD is still looking for subs!
Update 10-4-17 Here's everything you need to know about the Professional Fund
Update 9-27-17 You're getting a nice raise on Friday!
Update 9-20-17 Ever wonder what the role of a building rep is?
Update 9-13-17 Confused about the extra 30 minutes?
Update 9-6-17 Now is a good time to review your benefits!
Update 8-29-17 Welcome back!
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