Schools scoff at funding plan

From The Olympian, August 20, 2017 BY MELISSA SANTOS msantos@thenewstribune.com State lawmakers took a victory lap earlier this summer after passing a school-funding plan they said finally meets the state’s education obligations. Now, some local school districts have a message for the Legislature: The numbers aren’t adding up. District officials in Tacoma, Olympia and Seattle […]

New Teacher Reimbursement Fund

New Teacher Fund First year teachers who are new to the district can be reimbursed up to $50.00 for materials purchased for their classrooms.  To be reimbursed, fill out the NTEA expense voucher with your name, sign the bottom of the voucher, attach the receipts, and send them in-district mail to the NTEA office.  If […]

Bargaining Update 2-14-17

NTEA had a very fruitful and productive bargaining session on February 14th. Conversations focused on developing contractual mechanisms to deal with the financial uncertainty related to unresolved Washington State Legislature, including issues around the potential “levy cliff” and changes in funding. Although no agreement was reached, conversations will continue until the state provides more clarity […]