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Portion of 2017-2018 NEA-NH Dues Dollars Not Tax Deductible

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 2017-2018 union dues attributable to lobbying. The non-deductible portion of the dues for 2017-2018 is 6.40%.

Help the Children’s Fund This Winter

This fall, the Scott McGilvray Children’s Fund (SMCF) has been responding to many requests to provide much needed warm clothing and other items to NH kids. We are glad to be able to help ensure their comfort, health, and safety as we head into another New Hampshire winter season! The end of the year is the perfect time to support the SMCF with your tax-deductible donation! You can donate online in increments of $10 on our website. You can also send a check made out to SMCF, c/o NEA NH, 9 South Spring St, Concord, NH 03301. And be sure […]

NEA-NH Reaction to Proposed Educator Code of Conduct

NEA-New Hampshire released the following statement today regarding the proposed Code of Conduct for Educators approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education: NEA-NH believes the administrative rules that address educator misconduct should delineate clear expectations and transparent procedural measures.  We were able to work with the drafters of the new proposal to suggest changes throughout the process in an attempt to achieve these goals. “Our own NEA Code of Ethics recognizes that our members believe in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognize the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, the nurture of […]

NEA-NH President: State-Mandated Start Date Does Nothing To Improve Student Learning

NEA-New Hampshire President provided in-person testimony to the Governor’s Save Our Summers Study Commission this week. Governor Chris Sununu issued an executive order establishing a commission to study the impact of New Hampshire schools setting start dates before Labor Day, and to evaluate whether schools should be required to start after the holiday.  In the Executive Order, the Governor wrote “starting school after Labor Day lengthens the summer tourism season, increases tourism expenditures and increases tourism and recreation-related state and local government revenues.” The following is the testimony given by NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle: Members of the Save Our Summers […]

Homeroom 603 Podcast: Education Roundtable with Molly Kelly

Homeroom 603 caught up with Molly Kelly at a coffee shop in Salem to participate in an education roundtable with Salem-area voters. NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle joined Molly Kelly and local voters in a discussion that touched on guns in schools, funding public education in New Hampshire, and the important role public education plays in our state and society. “Public education is a core tenet of our democracy. Every child should have access to a quality public school education. That’s why I will veto any plan that takes money from our public schools to create a voucher program for private […]

Concealed Weapons in our Schools. Does That Sound Like a Good Idea to You?

Governor Sununu said in last night’s debate that an adult should be able to carry a concealed weapon into our schools. That’s wrong, and his policies make our schools less safe for our children and their educators.   We need to dramatically expand our focus on mental health. Proper diagnosis can and often starts in our schools, yet there is a huge shortage of school counselors, school social workers and school psychologists in public education. We need more school-based health centers that diagnose and treat mental health disorders. It’s also important that access to mental health services is are a […]