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NEA-NH Links Sununu’s Failure to Endorse Educator Death Benefit Bill to Committee Vote to Kill the Bill

HB 1415 would have provided a $100,000 death benefit payment for educators killed in the line of duty. The bill mirrors a similar benefit currently provided to first responders. CONCORD, NH, April 18, 2018 – NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle blamed Governor Sununu’s failure to endorse HB1415 as the reason the Senate Finance Committee voted to kill the bill today. HB1415 would have provided a $100,000 death benefit payment for educators killed in the line of duty. The bill mirrors a similar benefit currently provided to first responders. “On behalf of

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Legislative Update – 4/6/2018

With crossover day happening yesterday, the Senate began work on House bills (and vice-versa) this week. Educator Death Benefit Passes Senate Committee Unanimously The NEA-NH backed bill to extend the $100,000 Death Benefit that currently covers police and firefighters to educators killed in the line of duty, was heard in the Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee on Wednesday. Following the hearing, the committee voted unanimously to pass the bill, with a full vote in the Senate next week. Too often we contact our elected officials asking them to pass

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Someone Will Win a Free Membership. Will It Be You?

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South Central Region Spring 2018 Workshop Information

Training Schedule for NEA-NH South Central Members The South Central Region is offering a series of professional development opportunities this spring across the region. All sessions will be held from 4-6 p.m. and are free for NEA-NH members. Please RSVP to Karen Heavener at kheavener@nhnea.org or 603-715-9311. Include which session(s) you plan to attend and the name of your local. Wednesday, April 18, 4-6 p.m., RSVP by Friday, April 13 Advocacy for Educators on Privacy, First Amendment, FERPAand Confidentiality Laws Presented by NEA-NH Staff Attorneys Esther Kane Dickinson andLauren Snow Chadwick Cawley Middle School Media Center, 89 Whitehall Road, Hooksett, NH All school staff must operate within the parameters of state and federal confidentiality laws. Join us for a presentation on these laws accompanied by a discussion about how they

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NEA-NH President Speaks in Opposition to SB193 – the Voucher Bill

On March 29, NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle spoke in opposition to SB193, the School Voucher Bill, during a press conference held in the Legislative Office Building in Concord. Fearing the passage of SB 193 in the NH House, a broad coalition of teachers, parents, school administrators and supporters of public schools held a press conference in Concord, urging lawmakers to reject the latest proposal to come before the full House. She was joined in opposition to the bill by representatives from the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, the New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators, the New Hampshire Parent/Teacher Organization, and School Board Members from around the state. Her full statement appears here: I did not become a teacher because I was motivated by politics. But every teacher learns very

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NEA-NH Elections Results

The NEA-New Hampshire Elections Committee met this morning in Concord to review the results of the 2018 NEA-NH Election. They have announced the following results: NEA-NH President: Megan Tuttle NEA-NH Vice President: Carolyn Leite NEA-NH Secretary Treasurer: Rebecca Butler Alternate NEA Director: Terry Burlingame Capital Region Executive Board – 1 year term: Muriel Hall Capital Region Executive Board – 2 year term: Paul Bourassa Eastern Region Executive Board – 2 year term: Julie Doiron ESP Region Executive Board – 2 year term: Jill Owens Monadnock Region Executive Board – 2 year term: Patrick Cogan Retired Region Executive Board – 2 year term: Sandy Amlaw Seacoast Region Executive Board – 1 year term: Ed O’Brien Seacoast Region Executive Board – 2 year term: Evan Czyzowski South Central Region Executive Board –

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NEA-NH President Reacts to Latest School Shooting in Maryland

“It angers me that in the month since Parkland, no action has been taken to stop these horrible crimes.” CONCORD, NH – March 20, 2018 – NEA-New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle issued the following statement on the events at Great Mills High School in Maryland. “Another week, another school shooting. As I’ve stated in the past, school shootings cannot become the new normal,” said Tuttle. “It angers me that in the month since Parkland, no action has been taken to stop these horrible crimes, either at the federal or state level.” “The time for debate has passed, the time for action is now, the time to stop these shootings is now. An open door helicopter crashed in New York killing five people and the Federal Aviation Administration moved quickly to

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NEA-New Hampshire Recommends Councilor Chris Pappas in First Congressional District

“We can’t think of anyone better to represent our members in New Hampshire’s first district than Chris Pappas.” NEW LONDON, March 16, 2018 – Executive Councilor Chris Pappas will be at the National Education Association – New Hampshire’s Delegate Assembly today to accept the organization’s recommendation of his candidacy for Congress. The Delegate Assembly will take place at Colby Sawyer College’s Ware Student Center beginning at 8:30 AM. “In our mission to support students, we have to fight for their safety and success,” said Megan Tuttle, President of NEA-NH. “We can’t think of anyone better to represent our members in New Hampshire’s first district than Chris Pappas. Chris grew up in the Granite State and went to public schools in Manchester. He is rooted in the communities of the district

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