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FMLA Benefit Now Available to Education Support Professionals

“In December of 2006 tragedy hit my family. My husband was diagnosed with a rare advanced cancer and he required immediate surgery and would undergo intense chemotherapy in Lebanon over the next year. During this time I was able to use the sick time I had accrued to care for him after the surgery and take him to his biweekly appointments.” That is how her testimony to the Senate Committee began. In 2014, NEA-NH Executive Board Member Melissa Alexander started working on a crusade to ensure no other education professional

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More Than 650 Attendees ‘Built Resilience’ During NEA-NH’s 165th Fall Instructional Conference

The 165th NEA-NH Fall Instructional Conference, FIC, featured a theme of Building Resilience, 654 attendees, 90 workshops, 30 vendors, including members selling homemade items for charities, and a live performance from Plymouth State University students during lunch. The wide array of workshop topics was driven by member requests throughout the year, with a strong and continued focus on mental health and wellness. “Many educators came to the registration table telling me about the stressful year it has been so far,” said Ally Snyder, NEA-NH PESS Assistant and conference organizer. “I

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Governor Can’t Hide Behind a Prop Check

In 1980, Rosie Ruiz was declared the winner of the 84th Boston Marathon only to have that title taken away 8 days later when it was determined she did not complete the entire course. Today Governor Sununu brazenly took credit for winning a race he did not run. His veto of the budget passed by both the House and Senate resulted in Manchester receiving $15.2 million less than they would have. Yet, today he showed up with a life-size version of a check and claimed credit for providing the funding. “Today’s deceitful photo opportunity cannot hide the fact that the Governor’s budget veto meant $57 million in decreases to schools in stabilization until this compromise was reached,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “While the increased funding for Manchester and districts

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NEA-NH Announces Fall Retirement Planning Seminar Schedule

NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits offer useful information to help you plan your retirement. Don’t miss this event! Learn what you need in order to retire with peace of mind! NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present these retirement seminars to help you plan for your retirement. These seminars are ideal for those who are 2-5 years (or more) from retirement. We will review many of the pieces of the retirement puzzle, including:  NH Retirement System Healthcare and Medicare Financial Planning Options NEA Member Benefits for Retirees There are several different seminar dates and locations from which to choose. The registration fee is $10 per person. Registration is open to NEA-NH members, and they may register one guest. The seminar runs from 4:00-6:00 pm. Events will fill

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NH Education Commissioner Sending Very Mixed Signals Regarding Credentials

An Open Letter to Commissioner Edelblut Dear Commissioner Edelblut I want you to know that we agree with you. Yes, you read that correctly. NEA-NH agrees with you and Steve Appleby, Administer for Credentialing at the Board of Education. Recently there have been many stories in the news about the Assistant Superintendent of Concord not being credentialed for the position of Assistant Superintendent. Even though she has many other certifications, Steve Appleby said in a recent interview with WMUR, “it’s a concern even for school officials who don’t work directly with students.” We agree. It’s just not a good idea to have uncredentialed school officials – even if they don’t directly work with children. But it’s much worse to have people who work directly with children have no credentials, or

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NEA-NH Retirement Planning Seminar Dates Announced

NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits offer useful information to help you plan your retirement. Don’t miss this event! Learn what you need in order to retire with peace of mind! NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present this retirement seminar to help you plan for your retirement. This seminar is ideal for those who are 2-5 years (or more) from retirement. We will review many of the pieces of the retirement puzzle, including:  NH Retirement System  Healthcare and Medicare  Financial Planning Options  NEA Member Benefits for Retirees There are several different seminar dates and locations from which to choose. The registration fee is $10 per person. Registration is open to NEA-NH members, and they may register one guest. Current event dates and registration links

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