SEA Impact Bargaining 2020-

What does re-opening schools look like in the fall?

Upcoming Listening Sessions
 
Join your SEA colleagues to talk about the impacts school closures have had on you and the concerns you have about re-opening schools. We want to hear your thoughts to inform the bargaining team's work!
 
Discussion Topics:
  • Share what we have learned from our experiences during the current school building closure.
  • Identify the barriers or challenges to doing our work to serve our students best.
  • Identify the opportunities we see with remote learning and rethinking how we reopen schools. 
UPCOMING LISTENING DATES:

Do you need sign language interpreters at any of these sessions? Please contact
jennifer.matter@washingtonea.org .
 
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Are you a paraprofessional or substitute?

Join us Tuesday, June 23, from 6PM-7:30PM.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkc-ygpzkjHNeO6XIHxLkkcmG0o3Cd7bee
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  
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Are you an educator who serves students with IEPs? That includes paraprofessionals, ESAs, and certificated members.

Join us Thursday, June 25, from 6PM-7:30PM.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtd-igqDorGtab8q-aQZ6xcoUih8TFu-bF
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  
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Are you an educator who serves ELL students? That includes paraprofessionals and certificated members.

Join us Tuesday, July 7, from 6PM-7:30PM.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIocO2oqzIuGdNbFRi6Y123To8bnT-Lk_nu
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Impact Bargaining Priorities

Based on bargaining survey data, input from the Representative Assembly, building meetings led by SEA building representatives, discussions with SEA Board of Directors, and member concerns, SEA developed the following priorities.
 
We stand for the health and safety of the whole community.
  • Clean and healthy school sites will be essential and require district-provided equipment
  • Need adequate health professional staffing to implement and monitor all safety protocols, allowing office professionals to continue their regular duties
  • Options so that our most vulnerable members can safely work, and our most vulnerable students can safely learn.
  • Planning for and preparing our substitute educators so they are fully equipped to provide the critical support we need.

    We stand for strong teaching and learning for all students.
  • Professional development to learn new strategies for remote-learning engagement as well as more authentic forms of assessment.
  • Center the needs of our most impacted students, no matter how schools re-open.
  • Fully utilize our paraeducators' skills and expertise.
  • Ensure equitable workloads and consistent expectations that educators and families understand.

    We stand for supporting the whole child.
  • Creating welcoming learning environments and honoring students' identities including race, ethnicity, ability, immigration status, or LGBTQIA+ identities.
  • Professional development and planning to employ trauma-responsive strategies as students will be returning to school having experienced the trauma of a pandemic and racial injustices.
  • Additional mental health and behavioral health supports- recognizing the expertise of our counselors, social workers, nurses, family support workers, and others who have built strong connections with families and community partners to support students.
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