2017-18 Medical Plan Choices

For 2017-18 the WEA has negotiated with two new medical providers, Aetna and United Healthcare in place of Premera.  VEA members will have a choice between Kaiser, Aetna, and United HC.   Please take time to decipher the new plans and their participating physicians at WEAselect.com or contact the call centers (M-F) for Aetna 1-855-878-4101 and United HC 1-844-219-3630.   Open enrollment begins August 21st.  If you need assistance navigating through the process, WEASelect Benefits Center is there to help you at 1-855-668-5039

WEA Select Contact

The monthly allocation from the state for a 1.0 FTE is $820.00.  Your comprehensive agreement includes an additional $12 from the district for a total of $832.00 towards your health insurance premiums.  The dental, vision, and audio premium for 2017-18 is $144.00 per month.

National Board Certification Information

VEA National Board Candidate Support Cohort Program

2017-2018

VEA provides facilitated support for candidates going through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. Candidate support is optional for teachers completing their National Boards; however, teacher candidates who are part of a support program show a significantly higher passing rate.

As part of a cohort, candidates receive support, instruction, and feedback from their trained facilitators who are VEA colleagues. Examples include: “unpacking” the National Board component prompts, finding evidence of National Board standards, and ensuring alignment.  To participate in the cohort, please complete the survey monkey found under “news flash” AND the registration form found under the documents tab above.   Clock hours will be available.

Details on the 2017-18 cohort:  Click Here

 

Don’t be taken in

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

The Purpose of the Vancouver Education Association

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.