Congratulations to Melinda Eitel of Stewart Elementary and NEA-Salina Master Teacher for being selected as one of the 2017 Kansas Master Teachers! You represent us well Melinda!
NEA-Salina Scholarship Deadline is April 1st!
By Katrina Paradis
Each year, NEA-Salina offers two $500 scholarships, one for an elementary teacher and one for a secondary teacher, for the advancement of an education-related degree. Applicants must be a current member of NEA and be working toward a master's degree or doctorate in the field of education. Past winners may reapply.
If you are interested, please go to the Salina Education Foundation’s page located from the Salina Education Foundation website and fill out the application. The deadline for applications is April 1.
If you have any questions, please email Katrina.Paradis@usd305.com.
Spring Break Starts is March 20-24
Get to Know Your Agreement
NEA-Salina Educator Rights Advocates
It is that time of year again; we scroll through the board notes to see who is retiring or who is moving on from USD 305. NEA-Salina wants to make sure you know what your agreement says to protect you in any situation at this time of year.
The agreement states that certified staff need to give notice by June 6th. If you do NOT give notice by that date, you need to be aware of the liquidated damages you may incur:
June 6- June 30: $1,000 in damages
July 1 – 3rd Friday of the following May: $3,000 in damages
If you are retiring under the “Phase Out Option” (employed during the 2001-2002 contract year and meet eligibility described in Article VIII, section B, #2) you need to give written notice to human resources by the first day of April.
In the unfortunate circumstance that you are dismissed, non-renewed, or given a Reduction In Force (RIF) notice, you need to make sure that you contact a NEA-Salina Education Rights Advocate for advice on the best way to handle your situation. IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE! USD 305 must notify you by the third Friday of May if they are going to non-renew your contract.
Find a copy of your NEA-Salina Negotiated Agreement here.
Have a question about the negotiated agreement? Contact NEA-Salina's Education Rights Advocates by clicking here.