Getting Answers and Keeping You Safe
Greetings!

As the scope and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to evolve, information is our most valuable commodity. We are all facing unprecedented challenges. When it comes to issues involving your profession and your career, NEA-NH is working diligently to get you the information you need. 
 
The safety of our students, educators, and their families remains our top priority. NEA-NH continues to advocate for students’ and educators’ safety, health, and rights; specifically, the rights and benefits included in each of your collective bargaining agreements and those protected by state law. 

NEA-NH is working with state officials from the NH Department of Education, the governor, and NH House and Senate leadership to get you the answers you need and protect your health, safety and rights. Our governance, managers and staff are in constant communication with each other, and outside groups and organizations in pursuit of this goal. What we learn we post on our multi-purpose website that provides the latest information about the virus, federal and state rulings and mandates, how to utilize NEA professional development resources, and other general information. It is located at NEANHCovid19.com 

We are now in the second full week of school closures and many questions remain unanswered; or worse, answered in a way that makes things more confusing now than they were a week ago.

We know you need answers about remote teaching; who can and can’t be ordered into a school building; how special education services will be provided, if at all; will you be paid if you are ordered not to go to work; and many other questions that will emerge in this fluid situation regarding your professional life and personal life.

NEA-NH would appreciate you letting us know of any frustrations encountered by you or your colleagues. Gathering this information is worth it and is in the best interest of our members and students as we seek common ground and devise solutions jointly. There will be plenty of time in the future to examine what worked and didn’t work and propose long term solutions that benefit public education, students, teachers, ESP and education employees.

If you have any questions, your first resource continues to be your UniServ Director. They are trained to work through issues with you and if they can’t, they know where to turn to help you. 
 
THANK YOU for all your hard work! I will be sending you periodic emails to keep you up to date and ask for your help moving us forward.
Megan Tuttle
NEA-New Hampshire President