12% Increase For State Workers

https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190622/state-workers-ratify-new-contract-get-raises-jan-1   Just in case you were busy taking summer courses, working with students at summer school or were wrapped up at your second job last month, the Illinois state employees represented by AFSCME secured a 12% increase in their salary last month. The Springfield Education Association (SEA) applauds their efforts to stand strong and… Read More

True Community

    Michelle Baker, a fellow colleague from Enos Elementary, lost her home to a fire May 24th, 2019. She and her family are unharmed, but her son, her husband and their three cats are displaced due to the extent of the damage.  They will be transitioning living spaces as their home damage is assessed and… Read More

Classic Educator… New Solutions

  https://www.sj-r.com/…/Longtime-educator-Betts-has-history-… I had a very enlightening visit with, District 186 legendary educator, Elbert Betts, his staff and the hard working SPS186 students at the NAACP Alternative Program yesterday. I would like thank him for welcoming me and providing the Springfield Eduction Association further insight into the world of alternative education and an increasing population… Read More

Governor Vetoes $40,000 Minimum Salary For Teachers (8/27/18)

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Sunday that would have increased the minimum salary for full-time teachers at Illinois public schools to $40,000 over the next five years. The General Assembly approved the bill in May. It would have increased the minimum pay rate for teachers next year to $32,000. Teachers deserve to… Read More