Summary of actions approved by delegates at the 2014 WEA Rep. Assembly

Democracy in action: WEA R.A. delegates raise their voting cards.

The 94th WEA Representative Assembly was held April 3-5, 2014 at the Spokane Convention Center. Here's a look at draft versions of the New Business Items (NBIs) approved by delegates:

NBI B: Reduce Class Size and Caseloads in Grades K-12 Full Text

NBI C: NBI-C-Compensation Full Text

NBI 3: Guidelines for special education, including the creation of a bargaining language model. Full Text

NBI 5: Restoration of COLA Losses Full Text

NBI 8: Opting Out of Standardized Tests Full Text

NBI 9: Increasing Substitute Membership Full Text

NBI 11: Template letter for successes in schools dubbed "failing" Full Text

NBI 12: Study WEA RA Date Changes Relative to Future Legislature Sessions Full Text

NBI 13: Smarter Balanced Student Consortium (SBAC) for Elected Leaders Full Text

NBI 16: Small/Rural Release Grant Full Text

NBI 17: Small/Rural Professional Development Full Text

NBI 20: Representative Contract Language for Substitutes Full Text

NBI 26: Living Wage Support Full Text

NBI 27: Reverse the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) Requirement for Student Teachers Full Text

NBI 28: Contribution to the Publication of the Washington State Workers’ Rights Manual Full Text

NBI 29: Later School Start Time for Adolescents Full Text

NBI 30: Cesar Chavez National Holiday Full Text

NBI 31: COLA for Educators – We Are WEA Full Text

NBI 32: Reaffirm Commitment to Pension Improvements Full Text

NBI 33: Endorse Congressional Hearings on Testing Full Text

NBI 35: Fair Treatment Related to Paid Administrative Leave Full Text

NBI 39: Include ESPs in Waiver of College Tuition for State Employees Full Text

NBI 42: Support for Families Affected by Immigration Laws Full Text

WEA President Kim Mead presides at the 2014 WEA Representative Assembly


Future dates to remember:

April 23-25, 2015, Bellevue, Meydenbauer Center
April 7-9, 2016, Spokane, Spokane Convention Center