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Senior Culminating Projects

Tonight, the KSD School Board is considering a proposal to eliminate "Senior Culminating Projects."   KSD and KEA will sign a Letter of Agreement since the culminating project is referenced in several areas of the current CBA. The "High School and Beyond Plan" is still a state requirement for graduation. If the culminating project is eliminated, it will go into effect immediately beginning with the class of 2019. The High School and Beyond Plan will be completed during advisory periods. Principal's Effective Ed will remain in effect for the advisory teachers who are working with students in order to complete their "High School and Beyond Plan."
KEA Teachers Rock!
3rd Annual Leavenworth Tree Lighting Daytrip

Saturday, December 15th

Join your KEA Family for our 3rd Annual Leavenworth Day Trip!

Lot's of fun and festivities abound. Each year we have a great time and look forward to doing so again with you this year!

Saturday, December 15th @ 9 am
KEA Office- 10427 SE 244th Street Kent WA 98030

We will leave KEA at 9 am and head to Leavenworth on a Beeline Tour Bus. We plan to arrive in Leavenworth by noon and spend the day there. There will be a  Tree Lighting Event at 4:30. The bus will leave Leavenworth at 6 pm and head back to KEA. 

The cost is only $25 per seat. Each member can purchase up to 2 tickets. If space allows after the payment deadline of December 7th, you can purchase more tickets. 

Did You Know?

KSD subscribes to a service called Certified Languages International (CLI). This is a helpful resource for teachers and families where English is not the first language spoken at home. This service provides immediate interpreters via a three-way call for short conversations, such as discussions about a student incident, illness/health concerns, accidents, etc. 

Click here to access the guidelines for using the service as well as the follow up form. It is easy to use and great way to communicate information with your families.
California Casualty Wants You to Win! 

We've seen your remarkable dedication firsthand and we're proud to show our appreciation. So we'd like to help you transform your school lounge to extraordinary.

Create a cheerful, restful environment where you can collaborate with colleagues, nurture your creativity, or just plain catch your breath. 

Last Chance to Nominate

Have you ever thought about being involved in union activities, but are worried about time commitments? Attending a Representative Assembly at the state or national level is a commitment over a few days but allows you to be involved in setting the agenda for the year on a larger scale than KEA. Please have your building rep nominate you or respond to this email if you are interested in running as a delegate. Nominations close November 21 at 4:00 p.m.

WEA Rep Assembly (Spokane, April 25-27):

32 of our finest KEA members will represent our local at one of the state's largest democratic convention that sets the agenda and directs the work of our state association. This will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 


NEA Rep Assembly (Houston, June 30 - July 7)

8 of our finest KEA members will represent our local at one of the nation's largest democratic convention that sets the agenda and directs the work of our national association.


KEA pays for transportation, accommodations, and meals. Please consider getting involved in this exciting opportunity.

Upcoming Events

November 14
KEA Board Meeting

November 15
New Hire Dinner

November 16
KEA Teachers Rock!
Wine and Paint Night

November 19
Let's Talk Turkey About Your Retirement

November 22-23
Thanksgiving Break- Closed

November 27
PGP Training

November 28
WEA Financial Education Series

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