We B Grillin’ while U can B Chillin’!

We have a couple of events you are invited to attend in the near future!

Wednesday, May 6:  JEA Building Rep. Meeting at JDHS at 4:45 PM. *ALL JEA members are invited to these monthly meetings.  If you are unable to attend, your building rep. should attend and distribute JEA information to each building site, as needed.
FRIDAY, MAY 8:  JEA BBQ Picnic & Annual Membership Meeting at Auke Bay Rec. 4 to 8 PM.  *ALL JEA members and their families are invited to the BBQ Picnic.  Free Food and Drinks!  Come Chill while we Grill!

Announcing the 2015-2016 JEA Executive Board…

JEA members,

Below are the results of the election for the Juneau Education Association’s Executive Board. When you see these members at school and around town, please thank them for agreeing to serve on your union board!

Dirk Miller, president

Laura Mulgrew, vice president

Amber Brewer, secretary

Jeannette Sleppy, treasurer

Janette Gagnon, special education rep at large

Sara Hannan, rights chair

Kelly Chavez, health chair

Holly Ireno, communications chair

Patrick Roach, PACE chair

Sunshine Winn, elementary rep

Amy Lloyd, middle school rep

Gene Randall, high school rep

There was no clear winner in write ins for the alternative programs rep. position. I will contact the candidates who can serve and see if any one of them is willing to sit on the board.

Thanks,

Dirk Miller

vice president

Stand up and represent Alaska’s students and education!

Dear JEA Member,

We are facing the prospect of unprecedented cuts to public education. Under the Senate’s current operating budget, the Juneau School District would face a staggering $3.8 million budget deficit. A cut of this magnitude will eliminate classroom teachers and support staff positions and leave our students without the resources they need to succeed.

We need 50-100 volunteers from JEA, to join our brothers and sisters from across Alaska this Saturday and Sunday in the State Capitol. We will line the halls, occupy the galleries, and present a united front for our students. Wear your school colors and shirts! (Not JEA colors) It is important that we represent our students and public education in Alaska.

Saturday & Sunday
9 AM: Breakfast
10 AM: Briefing

Where: NEA-Alaska office downtown (201 Main St)

Breakfast and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday at 3:30 PM!

I cannot overstate how important it is to have a strong presence in the capitol this weekend. The final decisions have not been made. We can save public education but we cannot do it without your help.

Thank you,
Ricky

[Please refer to the email message from Ricky for the RSVP link]