BEA Executive Board / Sammamish UniServ Election Results
Thank you to every BEA member who voted in the BEA Executive Board / Sammamish UniServ election. The results are in:
Elementary Rep #2– Allison Snow
ESA Specialist - Jayme Belle
High School Rep - Don Burress
Middle School Rep - Michele Perry
Sammamish UniServ Council Seats
BSD Retiree Celebration
On Thursday, May 25 the district will host our third annual Retiree Celebration. Staff who retired this school year, or have announced their intent to retire, will be recognized for their years of service to our students and the district. If you have a staff member or colleague who will be recognized, please consider dropping in to wish them well.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Rainier Room - WISC
If you have questions about the event, contact Communications at (425) 456-4000.
NEA Member Benefits
The best way for members to learn more about our programs and services and to keep on top of the latest deals and discounts is by being registered on the website www.neamb.com.
Once they have registered and are recognized as a member, they will have access to all the programs as well as the consumer education, special offers and giveaways. Members will also be able to name a beneficiary for the NEA Complimentary Life Insurance policy after registering on the site. The more often they visit, the more they can learn, save and win.
Members can also subscribe to receive NEAchieve, the retirement E-Newsletter and the NEA Travel Newsletter as well. These newsletters will come once a month and will highlight the latest consumer tips and product offerings. The Retirement Newsletter also includes a free subscription to Kiplinger’s Retirement Report.
Click here to view the NEA Vacations Flyer
Legislators Open Forum
WEA Scholarships Available
"Because of my union..."
Nominations are currently being accepted for WEA-RA & NEA-RA. Contact the BEA office for more information!
Rally for Student Civil Rights - January 16
Click here to view the flyer for the WEA Pre-Retirement Seminar taking place January 27th-28th. (This session is full)
Student Bill of Rights
BEA Exec Board / Rep Council Special Election Results
BEA Executive Board Specialist Position
Blaine Craig 51.42% (127 votes)
Annie Vanderkolk 48.58% (120 votes)
BEA Student Services Teacher Representative Position
Sue Kelly 100.00% (236 votes)
2016 Executive Board Specialist Position Candidate Statements:
I teach Art at Spiritridge. I have been a specialist for 5 years, classroom teacher for 8, and BEA rep for 6. As someone who taught in the elementary classroom, I understand the classroom teacher role and specialist role, so I will be able to communicate and represent the specialists effectively to all parties. I believe in teaching the whole child and understand the unique role specialist play in making school a positive experience for all. I am ready to represent and speak for the specialists. I believe this is an important year with a new superintendent search.
I am currently in my 10th of teaching at Tyee Middle School and in my 4th year as a BEA Building Rep. I have learned a great deal from my service as a BEA Building Rep and recently serving on the Bargaining Team for our new contract. Throughout negotiations, I represented the unique perspective of all Specialists and ensured that our voice was heard. I would like the opportunity to continue to be the voice of Specialists throughout the district by serving on our Executive Board. It would be an honor and a privilege to receive your vote.
2016 Student Services Teacher Representative Candidate Statements:
My name is Sue Kelly and I would like to be the Student Services Teacher Representative. This is my 15th year as an ELL Facilitator/teacher for BSD, currently at Tyee. I’ve taught in every building at every level working closely with mainstream teachers, counsellors and SPED sharing ideas, strategies, accommodations and resources. I am an active BEA and WEA member and served as Strike Captain in 2008. I am proud of the work the BEA does by standing up for and supporting teachers. If elected I will do my best to represent our interests and ensure our voice is heard.
WEA Retirement Workshop
WEA Certification Workshop
2016-2019 CBA (initial print)
(The final print including the Table of Contents and Appendices will be posted once received.)
September 2-6 Ballot
Amendments to the Bellevue Education Association Constitution and By-Laws:
Ratified at 98.99% - Yes (492 Yes, 5 No)
Amendment to the 2016-19 BEA/BSD Collective Bargaining Agreement:
Ratified at 97.87% - Yes (505 Yes, 11 No)
Benefits information is available for BSD Certified Staff. For valuable information to help you make an informed decision about which plan is right for you, go to:
User ID: bsdteach
Items for the September 2-6 Ballot:
The 2016-19 Bellevue EA Contract Tentative Agreement was approved by the membership by 90.04%.
Congrats to Michele Perry as the newly elected MS Rep on Exec Board!
Congratulations to Sammamish HS and their Project-Based Learning approach!
CONGRATULATIONS to Patty Shelton on being named Social Studies teacher of the year!
CONGRATULATIONS to Shana Bowen, a second grade teacher at Somerset Elementary, who has been named a finalist for the Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program!
Click above to see some of the ways that BEA/WEA members are engaged with their professions, communities and students!