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NEA-NH Elections Results

The NEA-New Hampshire Elections Committee met this morning in Concord to review the results of the 2018 NEA-NH Election. They have announced the following results: NEA-NH President: Megan Tuttle NEA-NH Vice President: Carolyn Leite NEA-NH Secretary Treasurer: Rebecca Butler Alternate NEA Director: Terry Burlingame Capital Region Executive Board – 1 year term: Muriel Hall Capital Region Executive Board – 2 year term: Paul Bourassa Eastern Region Executive Board – 2 year term: Julie Doiron ESP Region Executive Board – 2 year term: Jill Owens Monadnock Region Executive Board – 2

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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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Important NEA-NH Voter Credential Information

NEA-NH Elections will be held from March 8 to March 22. As in years past, the election will be conducted online. To access your ballot, you will be asked to enter your Last Name and Member ID number. Member ID numbers were emailed to all members with an email address on file with NEA-NH.  Member IDs will also be sent via email on March 8 when the election opens, along with the link to the voting website.   FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS When is the election? The 2018 NEA-NH elections will be conducted online from March 8 through March 22.  Electronic balloting closes at 5:00 p.m. on March 22. How do I vote? To vote, members must login to the voting website. The link to the voting site will be emailed

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Spring NEA-NH Retirement Planning Seminars Announced

We all hope for a well-deserved retirement with financial security. NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present seminars to help you plan and prepare. A well-planned retirement can result in fiscal security, but there are many factors to consider. Come and learn how to take full advantage of the resources available to you. Registration for this seminar is $10 per person for NEA-NH members; each can bring one guest for an additional $10. We will review many pieces of the retirement puzzle, including: – The NH Retirement System – Medicare – Financial Planning – NEA Member Benefits for Retirees The seminar will run from 4-6 pm, with light refreshments provided. Space is limited so register right away! Questions? Call Ally Snyder at (603) 715-9316. Dates, Locations and Info

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NEA-NH President Seeks Governor’s Public Support for HB1415

Yesterday, NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle sent Governor Sununu a letter seeking his public support for HB1415, the School Employee Death Benefit Bill.  Here is the full text of her letter. February 26,2018 Dear Governor Sununu, As you know, the New Hampshire House of Representatives has passed House Bill 1415, an act establishing a death benefit for a school employee killed in the line of duty. The House Finance Committee is now charged with examining the financial impact of the bill and then reporting it to the full House. I am enclosing a copy of the legislation with this letter for your review. I am writing to ask you to publicly announce your support for this legislation and for your commitment to work for its passage, not only in the House,

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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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