September 22, 2017   
State Budget Updates

LIFE LICENSURE? What does this mean for the future of PDP? While the details are yet to be determined (the DPI will develop rules and procedures), the budget does include life licensure for teachers and seems to clearly eliminate the need for PDP. Stay tuned.
The Legislature has completed its work on the 2017-19 state budget and sent it to the governor. To make sure you stay up to date on all the developments and insights see below:
DPI 2017-19 Budget Summary
WASB 2017-19 Budget, Key Provisions Comparison


Professional Development Opportunities

WEAC Region 3
Financial Workshops
Fall 2017
A benefit for Members geared toward early career educators. 

We are hosting these workshops in a place near you: Marinette, Sheboygan, Green Bay, and Sturgeon Bay. Included in the mix are workshops from WEA Member Benefits and a Region 3 offering of NEA's student loan informational workshop called "Degrees Not Debt." Sign up today!

Please see the flyer.

Wednesday, September 27 "Don't Be Jack" Workship in Green Bay has been CANCELLED.

The next series of workshops present an overview of personal financial planning.
  • Wednesday, October 4 in Sheboygan
  • Tuesday, October 10 in Marinette
  • Wednesday, October 11 in Green Bay
Registration deadline is ONE WEEK PRIOR to the event. If you sign up and the workshop is cancelled, you will be notified.

Register here.

CLL Dates Set

Click on the photo to hear more details on WEAC Region 3 Learning Labs.

The coordinator is Sheboygan EA member Scott Jelinek-Zittel.

NBCT Support Sessions in Green Bay

Green Bay Education Association (GBEA) and Region 3 Members are WELCOME to attend ongoing NBCT support sessions offered at the GBEA office @ 2256 Main Street, Green Bay.

Click here for dates, times and topics.  Register by calling Coordinator Sandra Michels @ 920-445-6361 or email @
Apply for NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowships

The application period for next year's NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship begins September 19! This is a great opportunity for educators to develop the knowledge and skills they need to integrate global lessons into their classroom. The application will be available through February 5, 2018.

Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members
PAC Rebate
For those of you who are dues-paying members, but do not wish to contribute a small portion of those dues to the political action efforts of our union, this notice (required by Federal Law) is for you:
A PAC contribution of $5.00  has been added to your WEAC Region 3 dues for 2017-2018.
The Region 3 Board of Directors utilizes these funds to make contributions to:  
  1. The political campaigns of candidates for local or state office who have been recommended by our members for election because they are friends of education; AND
  2. Committees that advocate for passage of school referenda.
Any member wishing a rebate of the contribution must request such in writing by November 1, 2017. Each request must be a separate letter including your name, address and local association name. All requests must be postmarked by November 1, 2017. A request is valid only for the year of that request. Rebates are normally issued by February or March.
For a refund of your WEAC Region 3 PAC contribution, write to: WEAC Region 3 PAC, 1136 North Military Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54303. Telephone requests, multiple requests in the same letter, letters postmarked after November 1, email requests, and letters missing any of the required information (name, address and local association) will not be honored. They will be discarded.

Schedule It!
Click HERE to see our Region 3 Calendar. It includes WEAC and Region 3 governance meetings, Professional Development events, and many other workshops, meetings, and events sponsored by our office.
  • WEAC Region 3 Presidents' Meeting, Saturday, September 23, 10 AM @ WEAC Region 3
  • Don't be Jack Financial Workshop, Wednesday, September 27 @ WR3, Green Bay
  • WEA Member Benefits Financial Planner, Thursday, September 28 @ WEAC Region 3. To make an appointment contact: Brenda Echeverria 1-800-279-4030, ext. 3300

WEAC Region 3