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SEBB Information

The KSD HR department is offering two sessions just for KEA members regarding the transition to the School Employee Benefits Board program.

The dates for SEBB drop-in sessions at the District Office will be:
  • Wednesday, October 30 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 13 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
Assistance will be provided for: 
  • Creating and Navigating the SEBB My Account
  • Premium surcharges questions
  • Updating your contact information
    (name, address, phone, etc.)
  • Adding or removing dependents
  • Payroll deduction information
    (including pre-or post-tax contributions)
In addition, the last state-sponsored benefits fair is scheduled in Bellevue on Monday, October 14.  If you go to this website, a link is available to access a virtual benefits fair that has been described as quite helpful by those who have accessed it.

Finally, WEA has provided a hotline for additional support and members can access this program by calling toll free, 855-668-5039, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

You must contact the insurance plans directly if you have questions regarding:
  • Making sure your health care providers are in the plan's network
  • Choosing a health care provider
  • Making sure your prescriptions are covered
  • Inquiring if an ailment or procedure is covered 
If you are unable to attend this session you can contact SEBB directly for help with:
  • SecureAccess Washington (SAW) registration
  • SEBB My Account screen navigation
  • Uploading documents 
SEBB Specialists can be reached at 855-648-3100
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday.
Preparing for Retirement?
Plan to attend the "Taking Charge of Your Future" WEA Pre Retirement Seminar!

The Kent Education Association is sponsoring a 2-day seminar designed for union members planning for retirement. This seminar is presented by qualified WEA Retired representatives.

Day One: 
Friday, November 15, 2019, 5-8 pm, dinner provided.

Day Two: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 8-3:30, lunch provided.

Location: Kent Education Association, 10427 SE 244th St. 

Click here for more info and to register! 
Workshop Days

We have received several phone calls regarding workshop days. Here is a reminder:

October Workshop Day
Elementary: This is a day that can be worked from home or school as part of your Goal Setting preparation. All certificated elementary employees may work from home.

Secondary: This is a day that is one-half principal directed and one-half teacher directed. The hours must be completed at school.

January Workshop Day
This is a floating day for all teachers to work on their report cards. All certificated employees may work from home or school.

March Workshop Day
This is a teacher directed day and must be worked in the building.

June Workshop Day
This is a teacher directed day that must be worked in the building. This day is designed to provide extra time to settle the end of the year items that couldn't get done prior to the end of the school year.

These Workshop Days are required, however, you may use sick leave if you are ill or have a medical need on these days. 
KEA Teachers Rock: Wine & Paint Night 

Join your KEA Family for Wine and Paint Night! 

Kent Education Association
Friday, November 8, 2019
5:00 -8:00 pm

We provide everything you need to paint and take home your masterpiece. We will also provide  drinks & appetizers.

This always makes for a fun time and is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other teachers in the district! 

Cost is only $25 per person. Click here to sign up! 
KEA Teachers Rock: Leavenworth Day Trip & Tree Lighting Festival

Join your KEA Family for  our 4th Annual Leavenworth, WA Day Trip! 

Saturday, December 14th

We will leave KEA at 9 am and head to Leavenworth on a Beeline Tour Bus. We plan to arrive in Leavenworth by noon. 

There will be a  Tree Lighting Event at 4:30. The bus will leave Leavenworth about 6 pm and head back to KEA. 

The cost is only $25 per seat. Click here to register for this event. 
Upcoming Events
Rep Council Mtg.
October 16 @ 4 pm

Implicit Bias
October 17 @ 4:30 pm

WEA Retired Luncheon
October 22 @ 11:30 am

KEA Board Meeting
October 23 @ 4 pm

Be sure to check the KEA calendar for upcoming events
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