Come and join Vancouver Education Association for its first annual night out with the Portland Trail Blazers! Members can take advantage of special pricing and sit with the rest of the VEA community as the Blazers take on the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, March 4th at 7:00pm. Tickets are limited, so act fast! Ticket orders: http://www.rosequarter.com/vea with the promo code VANED to get $25 seats in the 300 level. Order deadline is January 27th or until the seats are gone. #membership matters #VEA
Before you vote in the November 8th election, please visit www.ourvoicewashingtonea.org for a list of pro-public education, pro-union candidates including the Washington Supreme Court and House of Representatives. Our students are counting on us!
The agreements ratified by the membership for 2016-18 including the TRI information can be found in the attached link.
A VEA team representing elementary, middle, and high school members interviewed three candidates for the 49th district house seat. The team was very happy to endorse Monica Stonier. She will be running for Jim Moeller’s house seat, which he is vacating to run for lieutenant governor.
Doing your 2015 taxes? You can deduct most of your association dues from your income tax. Click here to see how much you can deduct.
The Freedom Foundation (previously called the Evergreen Freedom Foundation), a known anti-union group, is trying to put a wedge between members. They have been contacting members to encourage them to drop their union membership. This is not a coincidence. They are funded by groups that are not for public education. And who is the largest advocate for public education? The Union!Read More
WEA has just launched a new website from the Special Education Support Center. The new website’s primary goal is to support efforts on behalf of students with disabilities. WEA will continuously update the site to provide the latest in special ed information for educators, parents, community members, and students. The website is designed to be highly interactive and will present current, valid, and reliable information to enhance service for students with disabilities.Read More
The preeminent purpose of the Vancouver Education Association shall be to work for the improvement of the schools of the state and nation in general, and particularly for the improvement of the Vancouver public schools to the end that these institutions become progressively better places for the students and teachers to carry out the educational activities that are necessary for the attainment of a quality education of the children they serve.