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NEA-NH Recommends Messmer for District 3 Executive Council

Mindi is a tireless advocate for families and will bring that passion to the Executive Council. NEA-New Hampshire, the state’s largest public sector union, announced their recommendation of Mindi Messmer for District 3 Executive Councilor today. As we continue to face the unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 poses, its more important than ever that scientists and public health and education advocates at the table making decisions that impact our children and their families. “I am honored to earn NEA-NH’s support at such a critical time for public education in NH. Teachers

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NEA-NH Recommends Volinsky for Governor

Volinsky believes as we do that our schools must be safe environments that are funded fairly.  July 30, 2020 – CONCORD, NH – Public school students, educators and their families cannot trust Chris Sununu as governor now and can certainly not afford to have him remain in office for another term. Governor Chris Sununu failed students, their parents, and the communities in which they live. He failed teachers, paraeducators, lunch workers, school bus drivers, secretaries and every other education employee working in New Hampshire long before he proposed his own

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NEA-NH Releases Principles for Reopening

District plans that include any amount of in-person instruction need to follow these steps before beginning such instruction or allowing staff and students into a school building. July 22, 2020 – CONCORD, NH – Today, NEA-New Hampshire released our Principles for Reopening, a document that reflects the values of the organization regarding the safe reopening of our schools. In the middle of a pandemic that shows no signs of slowing in the United States, Governor Sununu and Commissioner Edelblut have put the priority on flexibility leaving thousands of students and staff to fend for themselves at the local level. The 56-pages of reopening guidelines adopted by the Governor can be summed up in five words to our school children and educators: “You are on your own.” “Because the Governor and

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Governor’s Guidelines Will Not Keep Students Safe

During yesterday’s press briefing, Governor Sununu took a 30-minute victory lap to tout New Hampshire’s impressive COVID-19 results. With charts and graphs he explained where we now stand in the country in our fight to contain the virus. It is impossible to deny the gains we have made as a state. The Governor then moved to the subject of re-opening our schools and introduced his recommendations on how that was to be done. The victory lap was over, replaced by the Governor fumbling the ball on the one-yard line. The Governor stressed the flexibility and local control nature of his guidelines. He stated that while PPE and social distancing were important, if it isn’t practical to implement, a school district could make it all optional. New Hampshire’s impressive results in containing the spread

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NEA-NH: There Are Far Too Many ‘Shoulds’ in the School Guidance Document to Keep Our Students and Staff Safe

The Governor’s new document on guidance for school reopening does not go far enough to assure us that schools will be safe for students and staff to return to this fall.  We believe the Governor’s recommendation falls short in keeping kids and staff safe.  These guidelines are designed to be practical and flexible – they are not designed to promote uniform student safety.  “Three to six feet of social distancing is recommended by the guidelines,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “But the Governor goes on to say that if it’s not practical, he’ll leave it up to each school to deal with. The result is that kids in some school districts get proper distancing, but others are put at risk.  That is not acceptable.” There are far too many ‘shoulds’

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NEA-NH Applauds Committee’s Action and Urges Commissioner to Spend Less Time and Effort Diverting Funds from NH’s Neighborhood Schools

Today the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee made the fiscally responsible decision to leave the DeVos charter expansion grant on the table. With all of the uncertainty around what local school and the state budget will be going forward due to the pandemic, it would be irresponsible to commit to a doubling of NH charter schools, all of which would be an unknown cost to tax payers for years to come. Commissioner Edelblut and Governor Sununu should be concentrating on shoring up the needed funds our existing public neighborhood and charter schools need in order to safely return in the fall and that local communities receive the added funds they were promised in this biennium’s state budget. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, Commissioner Edelblut and Governor Sununu have focused more of their

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