COVID-19 and Beyond – Riders on the Storm

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

Board to vote on 3-yr Canvas contract

At the Mon Apr 6 186 School Board meeting, board members will be voting to approve a $184K 3-yr agreement with Instructure for “subscription, implementation, training, and support of the Canvas cloud platform for e-learning.” Mon Apr 6 BOE Agenda: https://esbpublic.springfield.k12.il.us/public_agendaview.aspx?mtgId=686 Next Monday’s meeting, scheduled for 6:30PM, will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/user/SPSchannel22 The link … Read more Board to vote on 3-yr Canvas contract

Wonder Women March, Official Women’s History Month

Approximately 50 percent of the world’s 7,784,456,081 humans are female. The Illinois Education Association, is composed of at least 72 percent women, 20 percent men and 8 percent non reporting. Seven out of our last ten SEA presidents have been women. And over 70 nations have had women lead their nations (Chandrika Kumartunga, Indira Gandhi, … Read more Wonder Women March, Official Women’s History Month

SEA of Red – SEP 16, 2019

https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190916/teachers-supporters-form-sea-of-red-at-monday-rally   Dianne Hennenfent stood outside the Springfield District 186 headquarters before the start of Monday’s school board meeting and recounted how she paid $90 out of pocket each for three of her Advanced Placement psychology students to take their final exams. “It made me feel,” said Hennenfent, a teacher at Southeast High School, “like … Read more SEA of Red – SEP 16, 2019

Pretzel Pride

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/ .

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 12% Increase For State Workers

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 True Community