Tuesday, July 31, 2018



Representation & Advocacy for your Views

Whether it's the State Board of Education, a legislative committee, or an education coalition, whenever decisions about educators and students are being made, LEA is there representing your views.

Employment Rights & Legal Assistance

LEA's legal advice extends far beyond liability insurance and attorneys. Any time you have a question about your employment rights or benefits, ask your UniServ directors. If you need legal assistance, LEA attorneys are the best in the state in employment-related and school law. And these services are all free to LEA members.

Community Relations

LEA shares with the public and with key decision-makers pertinent information about education from the viewpoints of teachers and school employees. It builds the image of public school educators through advertising and public relations activities.

Information

LEA is your best source of accurate, timely information. LEA keeps on top of current laws, regulations and policies affecting education. Information is as always as close as an email or phone call away for any member.

Networking

Through LEA, you can connect with other educators from across the state and nation who are dealing with the same issues that face you.

Instructional and Professional Development (IPD)

LEA provides opportunities to meet the personal and professional goals of members. IPD helps promote and support local, state, and national opportunities related to instruction and professional development. LEA also offers workshops, grants and scholarships to members and an LCPS student attending college to become a teacher.

Publications

NEA Member Benefits All LEA members receive regular national, state and local publications with the latest educational developments. As a member, you receive discounts on all of the hundreds of resources available through the NEA Member Benefits.

Liability Insurance

If you are sued, LEA/VEA/NEA liability insurance provides you with an attorney and $1 million in coverage.

Member Resources

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Amplify your voice! Join LEA!

Loudoun Education Association is the only local advocate for LCPS employees.

Fighting for All
·         Living Wages
·         Fair Pay
·         Professional Workplace Climate
·         Time to Teach
·         Positive Work Environment

Voice
·         At School Board Meetings
·         At LCPS Committee Meetings
·         At Board of Supervisor Budget Meetings
·         Watch Dog of LCPS Policy Changes
·         Board of Directors made up of LCPS Educators
·         Transportation Caucus
·         Actively Working for LCPS Funding

Representation
·         Members volunteer their time to represent you!
·         LEA Board of Directors
·         Worksite Association Reps
·         Government Relations Committee
·         Membership Committee
·         Climate and Compensation Committee
·         Transportation Caucus

Impact & Advocacy
·         Loudoun Times
Capital Community Church celebrates Loudoun educators
Check it out
·         Loudoun Now
Final School Budget Preserves Kindergarten Expansion, Staff Raises
Check it out
·         NEA Today
A Push for a Living Wage
Check it out
·         Loudoun Times
Loudoun County's fiscal 2019 budget taking shape
Check it out
·         Loudoun Now
Letter to the Editor
Check it out
·         Loudoun Now
ECHO, Public Employees Union, Teachers Ask for Budget Help
Check it out
·         Washington Post
For low-wage school workers, lessons in survival
Check it out
·         Loudoun Now
After Quiet Budget Public Hearings, Supervisors Get to Work
Check it out
·         Loudoun Times Mirror
Teacher pay, dyslexia support among community concerns for school budget
Check it out
·         Loudoun Now
Teachers, Parents Weigh in on Loudoun School Budget
Check it out
·         WTOP
Loudoun Co. teachers ask school board to increase pay
Check it out
·         Loudoun Times Mirror
Loudoun County school staff pleads for a ‘living wage’
Check it out
·         Loudoun Now
Loudoun School Support Staff Asks for a ‘Living Wage’
Check it out
·         Loudoun Times Mirror
o   Business leaders say affordable housing at a ‘crisis’ point in Loudoun County
Check it out
o   ‘Climate of disrespect,’ ‘low morale’ cited within Loudoun Public Schools’ transportation departmentCheck it out
·         Loudoun Now
o   Supreme Court Rules Against Loudoun Parent Seeking Teachers’ Names, Student Scores
Check it out
o   Enrollment Spike Has School Leaders Grappling with Options
Check it out

·         Virginia Education Association Advocacy in RichmondCheck it out



Monday, March 26, 2018


Loudoun Education Association (LEA) in partnership with Capital Community Church (CCC) in Ashburn, VA., would like to cordially invite you to attend our Educator Appreciation Sunday to honor educators in the Loudoun County area. The celebration program will be held on April 15, 2018 at 10:00 am at Capital Community Church located at 20430 Ashburn Village Boulevard in Ashburn, Virginia. 

LEA selected the 4 middle school educators who are active leaders within the association.

Please stop in to show your support, unity, and solidarity for these outstanding leaders. 

Honorees:
Heather Harris, Gifted Teacher, LEA Rep, Sterling MS
Steven Meyer, Resource Teacher, LEA Rep, Harper Park MS
Shirlita West, Teacher Assistant, LEA Rep, Farmwell Station MS
Wendy Yacoub, Social Science Teacher, LEA Board, Brambleton MS

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Message from LEA President David Palanzi

I need your help! 

Our classified staff needs your support. The National Education Association has been following our Living Wage Campaign and they plan to help us get our message out through an article on NEA Today Online. LEA can leverage this coverage on social media to gain local support.

 LEA needs members and supporters to show up on Saturday, March 3rd at 9 a.m. to demonstrate our support of the LCPS Budget. The Board of Supervisors will have this last public hearing at the LCPS Admin building (21000 Education Ct., Ashburn, VA 20148) Wear red and bring a sign if you'd like. NEA is sending a photographer to take pictures of our rally. So I need a really big turnout. 

I only need you there for about an hour.

Please let me know you are coming! RSVP

Sincerely,

David Palanzi

Monday, February 5, 2018

NEA Convention 2018


Here is your opportunity to network with educators like you! You have the chance to meet your peers, teachers, teacher assistants, bus drivers, attendants, custodians and even school electricians!

The 2018 NEA Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN on June 29 - July 6, 2018. Please consider attending the convention as a delegate and share YOUR voice in decisions which affect your worksite.

If you are interested in being placed on the ballot to serve as a delegate to the NEA Convention, please click on the link below.


Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018


Friday, January 26, 2018


Loudoun Educators Lobby Lawmakers in Richmond for VEA Lobby Day


Members of the Loudoun Education Association (LEA) descended on the Virginia General Assembly to discuss important education issues.

LCPS educators spoke with Delegate John Bell
Led by LEA President David Palanzi and Government Relations Committee Chair Sandy Sullivan, Loudoun educators met with Senators and Delegates who represent Loudoun County.  LEA members met with Senators Dick Black and Jennifer Wexton and Delegates John Bell, Wendy Gooditis, Dave LaRock, and David Reid to discuss the importance of making school employee salaries competitive and to retain quality teachers.

LEA members met with Senator Richard Black
The new federal tax law limits educators’ tax credit for money spent on classroom supplies to $250. LEA members asked that Virginia match that tax credit. LEA asked that future recommendations from the SOL Innovation Committee be approved by a majority of the Committee, rather than a subgroup.  Also discussed was the need to address the “school to prison pipeline” in order to achieve success for all students.  

LEA also asked lawmakers to adopt a state-wide school climate survey which would yield quantifiable data on workplace conditions and the resulting impact on the retention of educators. 

These critical dialogues with lawmakers in Richmond have helped inform legislators about many issues facing educators employed by Loudoun County Public Schools and throughout the state of Virginia.