This letter is in response to Rep. Moffett’s recent words and actions. He suggested that his party is the one that should be trusted to oversee the education of our children to ensure they are successful in the 21st Century. He also stated that the NEA does not have the best interest of our students and educators at its core. With all due respect, Rep. Moffett, you are incorrect on both counts. Those who disparage my Union tell me that “we love teachers – we just don’t like it when they band together.” These words sound innocent, but they undermine […]
The New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association and the New Hampshire Medical Society recently published “COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions for School Staff” to help answer some of the most pressing questions educators have now that we’ve been able to receive them. Join two of the collaborators on that project, James G. Potter, the Executive Vice President of the New Hampshire Medical Society, and Pamela Clay-Storm, RN, School Nurse at Kennett High School, will be Megan’s guest as they discuss the importance of the vaccines and answer your questions. Don’t miss this chance to have your vaccine questions answered, Wednesday, March […]
Shannon Fuller, recently named NEA-New Hampshire’s ESP of the Year, now finds herself in the running for National ESP of the Year. By all measures, Shannon has been an active leader who is truly making a difference in the lives of countless families. The best person to tell her story is Shannon. Tell us a bit about your day as an Education Support Professional? Like most educators, my daily work schedule has a wide variety of responsibilities. Before school starts, I greet and spend time with students as they gather by the school. They visit and play together in groups […]
Masks only work if they fit. Since the beginning of the pandemic, mask wearing has been recommended as an effective method of preventing the transmission of the virus. Many schools have required their students and staff to wear masks while in the building for in-person or hybrid learning scenarios. But masks only work if they fit. And for a growing number of schools returning to some form of in-person instruction, finding child-size masks was an issue. The Scott McGilvray Children’s Fund began offering free child-size masks to members in January and has so far distributed close to 4,000 masks to […]
Democrat Muriel Hall Files to Run in the Merrimack 23 Special Election to Continue Her Decades of Fighting for Public Education and Workers’ Rights On the first day of the filing period, Muriel Hall filed to run as a Democrat in the upcoming State House special election for the towns of Bow and Dunbarton State House district (Merrimack 23). “As a Bow resident for 36 years and a middle school teacher in the Bow School District for over 3 decades, I am ready to serve students and families in new and still meaningful ways,” said Muriel Hall. “I am excited […]
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 2019-20 union dues attributable to lobbying. The non-deductible portion of the dues for 2019-2020 is 7.36% or $34.38 for a full-time professional membership.