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NEA-NH Seacoast Region Affiliates Contracts Approved by Voters

NEA-NH units in the Seacoast Region also did very well at the polls. While we are still awaiting a few results and the possibility of a recount in one town, we can report that 10 associations affiliated with NEA-NH had their CBA’s passed by voters including: Epping Education Association Exeter Paraprofessional Association Fremont Education Association Oyster River Regional Educational Support Staff Association Newfields Paraprofessionals Association Newmarket Teachers Association Rye Educational Support Professionals Association Sanborn Regional Education Association- Passed both towns, Kingston and Newton Sanborn Educational Support Professionals – Passed both

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NEA-NH Affiliates in the Eastern Region Connect With Voters

At Town Meetings and at the polls, NEA-NH affiliates in the Eastern Region had nine agreements ratified by voters. Barrington Education Association Freedom Education Association Gov Wentworth Education Association  Gov Wentworth Support Staff Association Northwood Educational Support Personnel Nottingham Paraprofessionals Association Rollinsford Education Association Tamworth Educational Support Professionals Wakefield Paraprofessionals Union

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Monadnock Region NEA-NH Units Did Well At Polls

New collective bargaining agreements were approved by voters for NEA-NH affiliates across the Monadnock Region last night. Member’s efforts to reach out to voters about the importance of supporting public education resulted in new CBAs for: Jaffrey-Rindge Education Association Mascenic Education Association Keene Education Association Winchester Teachers Association Monadnock District Education Association Monadnock Education Support Staff Association ConVal Education Association Hinsdale Votes this Saturday

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NEA-NH South Central Region Locals Scored Clean Sweep Tuesday Night

NEA-NH affiliates in the South Central region had three contracts on the ballot. All three passed. Candia Educational Support Professional Association Derry Education Association Londonderry Education Association The town of Raymond voted three to one against exploring the possibility of closing their high school and their students and tuition to Pinkerton Academy. Raymond Education Association, parents, and community members spoke out against the proposal.

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Southern Region NEA-NH Affiliated Locals Win at the Polls

In the Southern Region where NEA-NH local associations had contracts on the ballot, new contracts were passed by voters in the following towns: Pelham Education Association Hollis Education Association (Elementary) 3/13/19 Hollis Support Staff (Elementary) 3/13/19 Bedford Education Association Milford Teachers Association Milford Educational Personnel Association Salem School Custodians Employees Association Salem Association of Food Service Personnel Salem Educational Support Personnel Association Salem Educational Personnel Association

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Capital Region NEA-NH Affiliates See Contracts Approved at Polls and Town Meetings

NEA-NH local associations in the Capital Region saw their efforts to mobilize voters pay off as new collective bargaining agreements were approved at the polls last night and during Town Meetings earlier this month. The following NEA-NH affiliates have new CBAs now in place: Merrimack Valley Support Staff Association Hopkinton Education Support Staff Dunbarton Education Association Goffstown Education Association New Boston Education Association Weare Education Association John Stark Support Personnel Association Epsom Support Staff Association Deerfield Education Association

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NEA-NH Educator Contracts Approved in the Lakes Region

NEA-New Hampshire local affiliates in the Lakes Region did well at the polls last night, seeing educator contracts and school budgets passed in many towns. Barnstead Education Association – passed, funded, 3 year CBA, 2018-2021. Education Assistants of Laconia – passed, funded, 3 year CBA, 2018-2021. Education Association of Pittsfield – passed, funded, 3 year CBA, 2019-2022. Plymouth Education Association – passed, funded, 4 year CBA, 2018-2022. Prospect Mountain Teachers Association – passed, funded, 3 year CBA, 2018-2021. Shaker Regional Education Support Professional Association – passed, funded, 3 year CBA, 2019-2022. Waterville Valley Education Association – passed, funded, 3 year CBA, 2019-2022. Wentworth Education Association – passed, funded, 3 year CBA, 2019-2022. Winnisquam Regional Teachers Association – Meeting scheduled for March 23.

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What We’re Following in 2019

The Legislative season will soon be upon us, and NEA-NH has already reviewed the list of Legislative Service Requests (that’s what bills are called before they are officially submitted) from those likely to have an impact on our students, schools, and members. While LSR’s are only bill titles at this point, and its not possible with certainty to determine the impact of each new bill, we have identified more than 180 bills to keep an eye on this January. We’ll be keeping track of bills relating to school funding, safety, educator credentials and rights, retirement, and the opiod crisis.  A few of the more interesting named bills we’ve identified include: regulating possession of firearms in a school district. establishing a committee to study the effect the opioid crisis and domestic

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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 the democratic principles, and accept the responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “As educators, we recognize the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in

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