Last Wednesday, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law. FFCRA takes effect on April 1 and expires on December 31, 2020. Among other provisions, the law provides emergency paid sick and some parental leave protections to eligible employees. Eligible employees include virtually all public employees – including all public school employees.
As the state of emergency continues, the safety of our students, educators, and all their families remains our top priority. Our actions, decisions and recommendations are based on these principles, which have been divided into three areas: Health and Safety of Students and Educators, Professional Issues Relating to Teachers, ESPs and other Education Employees, and
NEA-NH applauds the Senate’s action passing SB 556 today, that, among other things, requires school safety programs to contain a plan for responding to violent acts, reporting all acts of violence, and utilizing the joint loss management committee each district already has in place to address protocols for employees to follow. “Last year we came
The importance of the U.S. Census to the well-being of children and the strength of their public schools cannot be overstated. Using census data, the federal government allocates tens of billions of dollars in education funds to states and localities annually using formulas that factor in population and poverty levels. An accurate census count is
Students are at the center of everything we do. Our legislative objectives again this year focus on improving student achievement, education quality, and ensuring in-service and retired education professionals have the resources, support and respect every professional deserves. Here’s a quick update on the activity so far this year on the legislation that most impacts
The Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 eliminated the individual federal income tax deduction for lobbying expenses paid or incurred as part of membership dues. This affects only those members who itemize deductions and meet the two-percent minimum requirement for additional miscellaneous deductions. Those members will not be able to deduct that portion of the NEA–NH 2018-19