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NEA-NH Links Sununu’s Failure to Endorse Educator Death Benefit Bill to Committee Vote to Kill the Bill

HB 1415 would have provided a $100,000 death benefit payment for educators killed in the line of duty. The bill mirrors a similar benefit currently provided to first responders. CONCORD, NH, April 18, 2018 – NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle blamed Governor Sununu’s failure to endorse HB1415 as the reason the Senate Finance Committee voted to kill the bill today. HB1415 would have provided a $100,000 death benefit payment for educators killed in the line of duty. The bill mirrors a similar benefit currently provided to first responders. “On behalf of

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Legislative Update – 4/6/2018

With crossover day happening yesterday, the Senate began work on House bills (and vice-versa) this week. Educator Death Benefit Passes Senate Committee Unanimously The NEA-NH backed bill to extend the $100,000 Death Benefit that currently covers police and firefighters to educators killed in the line of duty, was heard in the Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee on Wednesday. Following the hearing, the committee voted unanimously to pass the bill, with a full vote in the Senate next week. Too often we contact our elected officials asking them to pass

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Someone Will Win a Free Membership. Will It Be You?

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NEA-NH President Reacts to Latest School Shooting in Maryland

“It angers me that in the month since Parkland, no action has been taken to stop these horrible crimes.” CONCORD, NH – March 20, 2018 – NEA-New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle issued the following statement on the events at Great Mills High School in Maryland. “Another week, another school shooting. As I’ve stated in the past, school shootings cannot become the new normal,” said Tuttle. “It angers me that in the month since Parkland, no action has been taken to stop these horrible crimes, either at the federal or state

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NEA-New Hampshire Recommends Councilor Chris Pappas in First Congressional District

“We can’t think of anyone better to represent our members in New Hampshire’s first district than Chris Pappas.” NEW LONDON, March 16, 2018 – Executive Councilor Chris Pappas will be at the National Education Association – New Hampshire’s Delegate Assembly today to accept the organization’s recommendation of his candidacy for Congress. The Delegate Assembly will take place at Colby Sawyer College’s Ware Student Center beginning at 8:30 AM. “In our mission to support students, we have to fight for their safety and success,” said Megan Tuttle, President of NEA-NH. “We can’t think of anyone better to represent our members in New Hampshire’s first district than Chris Pappas. Chris grew up in the Granite State and went to public schools in Manchester. He is rooted in the communities of the district

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NEA-NH President Declares School Shootings Cannot Become the ‘New Normal’

It’s time to demand our politicians do more than express sorrow and regret when children are gunned down at school CONCORD, NH – February 15, 2018 – “On behalf of our 17,000 members, I want to express our profound sympathies to the families of those killed in yesterday’s school shooting in Florida” said NEA-NH President, Megan Tuttle. She continued, “Some news commentators have said the killing of students and school employees is the ‘new normal.’ We cannot allow this to happen. Sadly, if nothing is done to address the issues that lead people to deliberately shoot school children and those who dedicate their lives to educating them, then this will become the ‘new normal’.” “Our elected officials have the power and the resources to stop this epidemic in its tracks.

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Gaining Experience and Proficiency Step-by-Step

As Town Meeting and elections approach, it’s important to be sure that everyone understands what Teacher Salary Steps are and how they work. It is common practice across the country to determine a teacher’s compensation based on a Salary Schedule. A Salary Schedule contains steps and lanes. Steps reflect a teacher’s classroom experience while lanes are based on a teacher’s academic achievements. Teachers have, with the use of a stepped salary schedule, agreed to a school district’s assertion that a fully qualified teacher has both the background and actual experience required to obtain the full pay as outlined at the top of any salary schedule. In many cases, teachers are agreeing that it can take up to 12 years to reach the full pay rate for their position. When hired

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NEA-NH President Applauds House Committee Vote

House ED&A Committee votes to move educator death benefit forward with a recommendation of Ought to Pass with Amendment CONCORD, NH – January 31, 2018 – NEA-New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle applauded the House ED&A Committee’s 11-6 vote to move HB 1415 forward with a recommendation of Ought to Pass with Amendment. HB 1415 establishes a benefit of $100,000 for the family of an educator killed in the line of duty. “When I first became a teacher 19 years ago, nobody told me that part of an educator’s job description included being expected to put myself in harm’s way to face violent situations,” said Tuttle. When police and firefighters are called to respond to an emergency at a school, the employees at those schools are already deeply involved in the

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NEA-NH President ‘s Testimony Against SB 193

  On Tuesday, NEA-New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle provided the testimony listed below to the House Finance Committee in opposition to SB 193, the unconstitutional voucher bill currently under consideration. The hearing on the bill lasted nearly four hours, and the House Finance Committee Room overflowed into the hallway. Opponents of the bill outnumbered supporters. In addition to President Tuttle’s testimony, NEA-NH presented the Committee with testimony from nearly 50 NEA-NH members in opposition to the bill. Because this bill is in House Finance, only financial considerations were allowed to be discussed. The bill now heads to a subcommittee on Tuesday, January 23, and Wednesday, January 24, both at 1:00 PM in Room 209 of the Legislative Office Building. Public testimony will not be allowed at the subcommittee hearing, but

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