March 29, 2019
WEAC Region 3 represents public education employees in a large territory stretching from Florence to Port Washington,
and from Menominee to Washington Island.
Important Union Stuff
WTCS Recertification
April 3 - Last Day to Vote
Recertification voting for Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) locals opened at noon March 14 and ends at noon April 3. The Union needs to receive YES votes from 51% of all eligible voters to win. Not voting counts the same as a “no” vote. Your colleagues need your support, so please vote YES. 


Attention all WEAC Region 3 Retirees!
You're invited to WFV-Retired's Annual Spring Meeting. They promise a good lunch and good conversation! PLEASE RSVP TODAY!
They have a special meeting planned for April 24th at noon. It will start with a luncheon at Liberty Hall in Kimberly (800 Eisenhower Dr., Kimberly, WI 54136). Lunch will include a sandwich buffet, soup, and fruit salad. 
Getting Ready for the April 27 WEAC Representative Assembly

WEAC has posted some important information and documents ahead of the April 27 RA. Go to  weac.org/ra for information that includes:

  • The agenda.
  • Statements from candidates for office.
  • WEAC Board of Directors' Recommendations on Proposed Amendments to the WEAC Constitution and Bylaws
  • Proposed Changes to the WEAC Governance Documents

Check out the raffle basket donated by Region 3 for the Children's Fund drawing -- and then  DONATE .
Wisconsin State Statute 118.22 governs the renewal and NON-renewal of full-time teacher contracts

For information about non-renewal and renewal of individual teaching contracts, click here.
Tuesday, April 2nd
Election Day!
  • Are you registered to vote?
  • Where is your polling place?
  • What are the hours for early voting?
  • What's on your ballot?

Answers to these and many more election-related questions are available in one easy spot!

Click here.
Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members. 
The following Locals have voted to Recommend School Board candidates:
 
  • Kaukauna
  • Chad Berken
  • Kathy Breitzman

  • Neenah
  • Lauri Asbury
  • Stephanie Holt

  • Port Washington
  • Yvonne Klotz

  • Pulaski
  • Brian Chlopek

  • Appleton
  • Tom Bowman
  • Tim McKeag

  • Manitowoc
  • Dave Nickels
  • Richard Nitsch
  • Elizabeth Williams
  • Meredith Sauer

  • Green Bay
  • Eric Vanden Heuvel
  • Brenda Warren
  • Kristina Shelton
 
Supported Referendums:
  • Neenah – Yes

State Representative Jim Steineke Public Listening Sessions
All are 5-7 p.m.

Monday, April 10
Kaukauna Public Library, 207 Thilmany Rd #200, Kaukauna

Tuesday, April 11
Hobart Village Hall, 2990 S Pine Tree Rd, Hobart

Tuesday, April 16
Freedom Town Hall, W2004 County Rd S, Freedom

Wednesday, April 17
Ellington Community Center, N3802 WI-76, Hortonville

Tuesday, April 23
Muehl Public Library, 436 N Main St, Seymour
JFC Budget Hearings
  • Friday, April 5 – Public Hearing – Janesville Pontiac Convention Center

  • Wednesday, April 10 - Oak Creek Community Center

  • Thursday, April 11 – Public Hearing – Milwaukee Area

  • Wednesday, April 24 – Public Hearing – UW-Green Bay Union, Phoenix Room
SCHOOL FUNDING REPORT

"A TIME FOR ACTION" - A panel discussion on state financial support to ensure the success of Wisconsin's children and youth.

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Brown County Central Library
515 Pine Street - Green Bay

Professional Development
DO YOU HAVE STUDENT LOANS? Here's a Hot Resource!
NEA Member Benefits is thrilled to announce a new, game-changing solution for members struggling with student loan debt: the  NEA Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator.  The Navigator takes the guesswork and paperwork out of an extremely complex process as borrowers navigate the maze of federal teacher loan forgiveness programs. Borrowers can find out—at no cost—if they’re eligible for loan forgiveness and, if so, how much they could potentially reduce their student loan debt. See an overview here.
SAVE the DATE(s)!

Region 3 will hold a 1-day Membership Drive Workshop on Thursday, August 8 and nearby Regions will hold their workshops on August 6 and 7 - - any member can attend any meeting.

Why Go?
You and a team from your Local can acquire some basic skills and have time to create a plan for a FANTASTIC back-to-school membership drive.

Stay tuned for details. For now, talk to your friends about this and put the date(s) on your calendar!
Get a JUMP START on your National Board Certification!

Developed by a team of Nationally Board-Certified Teachers (NBCTs) from across the country, NEA Jump Start is a comprehensive, three+ day seminar designed to provide early support to National Board candidates. Jump Start lays the groundwork for understanding the certification process by deeply examining component and assessment center requirements. Time is dedicated to gathering resources and information needed to become successful in certifying. All of this is provided in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment. This Jump Start training is Sunday, July 28, through Wednesday, July 31, 2019 , at UW-Stevens Point. The registration fee is just $300 for WEAC members and $150 for drive-in WEAC Members (the full fee for non-members is $1000 / $850 drive-in). Find out more and register now.
NBCT Information Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Region 3 Office
Email Sandra Michels for more details.
Check out this great NEA resource for early career educators, and those who have been on the job for some time. Included in this site are helpful tips, a checklist to gauge how your school stacks up when it comes to opportunity, and even a new Grant Finder. Click here!
Register NOW for
the 2019 WI Labor History Conference
Saturday, April 13 in Madison

We expect a capacity audience this year. Assure a seat for 2019.

Register ONLINE .

To get mail-in Registration Form, click here .

REGISTRATION (Includes refreshments, lunch, materials):

$35.00 per person
$10.00 students, unemployed
Join WI educators in Madison for a weekend of restorative practice training. Learn how to use this framework to build relationships that create safe & supportive schools. WEAC members only! Register now .
Hi all,

Did you know that an annual study showed that WI teacher salaries have dropped from 17 th in the U.S. in 2011 to 33 rd in 2018?

While you might not have known that specific fact, I bet you have actually felt the pinch of stagnant salaries in your own wallet. It is probably not a surprise for you to learn that statewide, the trend is evident.

Christina Brey, our WEAC Media Relations Officer, is collecting your personal stories about Wisconsin teacher salaries. If you'd like to share your story, please contact her at BreyC@weac.org.


--Peace
Kathy Rohde
Region 3 Director