https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190804/someone-to-know-stephanie-snyder-spearheads-pretzel-feeds-summer-lunch-program Springfield Education Association member, Stephanie Snyder, is doing great things in her community during the summer. Our union members are always giving back, in some way or another. Like our page and find so many more of our members doing fantastic things in the community at https://www.facebook.com/SEA4kidsandcommunity/ .
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
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
This well though out commentary is written by a Sangamon County resident, proud public school parent and supporter of the 1% For All Sangamon Schools Referendum. Please take a moment to read and absorb. It speaks to why this could be a great things for all of us. “On the ballot is the question of… Read More
As educators and educational support professionals, we have built our lives around public education. Whether we wear it on our sleeve or carry our banner deep within the recesses of our day-to-day actions, we all believe in the power it wields to engage society in positively changing the world we live in. Nelson Mandela once… Read More
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
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — New school year new budget challenges for District 186. The district will present a $188 million dollar plan to the school board next month. Justin Carter has a first look at the money and how it could get spent. With a new school year, comes a new budget for District 186.… Read More