Teachers will miss camaraderie, routines of school, but most of all, students By Steven Spearie The State Journal-Register Posted May 24, 2020 at 8:37 PM Updated May 24, 2020 at 8:38 PM Becky Martin was known for her mobile pantry during her teaching career at Lanphier High School. Fruit snacks, granola bars, Pop Tarts. The … Read more Teachers will miss camaraderie, routines of school, but most of all, students
By Steven Spearie The State Journal-Register Posted Apr 22, 2020 at 8:13 AM Updated Apr 24, 2020 at 6:26 PM Springfield Education Association leaders and District 186 teachers are fuming after the board of education approved a new health insurance plan at Monday’s meeting. The approval will boost deductibles for singles and families under the … Read more Teachers union president “disappointed” about health insurance vote (4/20/20)
SEA Members, After Monday night’s District 186 School Board Meeting, I have heard from nearly one hundred people who were severely disheartened in the manner in which our Insurance Committee’s recommendation’s were blatantly ignored and our individual and family’s District Health Insurance was minimized. First, I want to apologize for any additional stress this has … Read more Improve Your Health and Call Your Board Members
Insurance Update – Pulling the Rug on Your Bargained Benefits Last night, April 20, while conducting a SPS186 digital Board Meeting from their homes, six of the seven SPS186 School Board members (all but Micah Miller) voted to drastically change your health insurance in just a few brief minutes. They did so by making … Read more Remote Rug-Pulling of Your Bargained Health Benefits
“Buy low, sell high. That’s the other guy’s problem.” said Louis Winthrope, the arrogant stock trader played by Dan Aykroyd (opposite Eddie Murphy) in the 80’s comedy Trading Places. As the SEA displaced process closes and the voluntary transfer and new hire process simultaneously open, your union wants to remind you that there is another … Read more Trading Places
Census data is critical to your family’s welfare and what the future of local public education looks like… Make sure that you are counted. The 2020 Census counts every person living in the US and its five US territories. It provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and a myriad of others use to … Read more CENSUS 2020 – The Number of the Day is… YOU!
The COVID-19 pandemic has entirely altered the way that every one of us perceives life in just a few mere moments. Funny how tragedy can do that. However, in the wake of every disaster rise heroes in our communities, doing amazing things that remind all of the power of humanity to overcome even the most … Read more COVID-19 and Beyond – Riders on the Storm
I have spoken with people working at insurance companies (State Farm, Farmer’s, Horace Mann), local bank/credit unions (IECU, US Bank, Marine) and State employees. It seems we all are working are tails off during this pandemic. And, one of the things that we all have in common is kids. At the end of all this, … Read more Let’s trust our professionals