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NEA-NH President Offers Testimony Against Right to Work Bill

CONCORD – Today, NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle submitted testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 61, a bill to make New Hampshire a Right to Work state. Dear Mr. Chairman and Members of the House Labor Committee, On behalf of NEA-NH and the 17,000 educators we represent in collective bargaining I write to you once again to say, so-called “right to work” is wrong for New Hampshire. Time and time again this legislation has been rejected under Republican and Democrat controlled legislatures and governors. Some of you may be wondering why

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UPDATED: NEA-NH Virtual Town Hall: The American Rescue Plan’s Impact on Your School -WATCH THE VIDEO

The recently passed American Rescue Plan contains $122 Billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds that may be used to address the many impacts of COVID-19 on pre-K through 12 education, including: Investing in resources to implement CDC’s K-12 operational strategy for in-person learning to keep educators, staff, and students safe; improving ventilation; purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE); and obtaining additional space to ensure social distancing in classrooms. Avoiding devastating layoffs and hiring additional educators to address learning loss, providing support to students and existing staff, and providing

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NEA-NH Statement on New CDC Student Distancing Guidance

CONCORD – In unpacking the new CDC guidance on social distancing in schools it is important to keep in mind the context in which the recommendations can be implemented. “The CDC guidance clearly states that three-foot distancing can be implemented, as long as other mitigation factors remain in place and are enforced,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “Schools can operate with shorter distances between students, if they maintain precautions such as wearing masks.” The revised CDC guidance states that students should remain at least six feet from each another while eating and during activities like chorus or sports. In addition, the six-foot distance should also be maintained when masks cannot be worn and in common areas like school lobbies and auditoriums. “For a year now, NEA-NH has urged that we

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Ignoring Property Taxpayers, Senate OK’s Unaccountable School Voucher Bill

CONCORD – Today, the NH Senate voted to take funds away from our public schools and raise local property taxes to compensate for that loss in funding. “Ignoring the voices of the thousands of taxpayers who opposed this bill, they voted to send your tax dollars to private and religious schools,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. The absence of real public accountability for voucher funds has contributed to rampant fraud, waste, and abuse in voucher programs across the country. “Their vote on SB130 today opens the door to that type of waste and abuse of NH property tax dollars.” Today’s vote to support vouchers will increase New Hampshire’s education costs by requiring property taxpayers to fund two school systems, one public and one private. “Our public schools will wind up

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Tuttle Talk: Answering Your Vaccine Questions March 17, 6:30PM

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 17 at 6:30PM.

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New NEA Mental Health App Helps Members Deal with Stress and Anxiety

NEA Member Benefits now offers an important new benefit in response to members’ requests for a stress management solution. The NEA Mental Health App is designed to help members address the considerable mental health impacts of the pandemic and other stressors present in their lives. Offered in partnership with Sanvello Healthcare, the NEA Mental Health App is an evidence-based mobile app care solution created by clinical experts that enables members to access on-demand help for stress, anxiety and depression. The Sanvello app is the #1 solution in this arena and currently has over 3 million users nationwide. The NEA Mental Health App is available to members, spouses/domestic partners and eligible dependents* in all 50 states. The program consists of three main options, as follows: Sanvello Free Self-Care Solution – Access

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