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.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Stand with LEA to Support a Living Wage

Please stand with LEA to support a Living Wage for all employees

Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 pm
School Board Meeting (LCPS Admin Building)


Could you live in Loudoun on a salary of $24,872? This is the starting salary for a full time custodian.
 
A living wage is needed by our full-time support personnel.  A living wage (as determined by the calculator at livingwage.mit.edu) for a single adult in Loudoun County is $32,659. A living wage is defined as the ability to pay rent, food, utilities, taxes, health care, and transportation expenses.


Did you know for example that it takes 15 years for a full-time custodian to earn a living wage, 10 years for a head custodian or bus driver, and a teaching assistant must work for more than 22 years to earn a living wage.

Why should you care?
  • Education Support Personnel are vital to the excellent education Loudoun’s kids deserve.
  • Stability for our students. Employee absenteeism and turnover rates will decrease.
  • High quality school climate. Employee morale and productivity will improve.
  • Give them dignity. Workers will become less reliant on costly social services.
Support a living wage for school employees.
  • Stand with LEA at the School Board meeting on December 12th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Speak to the School Board
  • Email the School Board
  • Write a letter to the editor of a local paper
The Loudoun Education Association recommends a Living Wage for all employees


For additional information click the link and join us as we fight for living wages!
 




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LEA Members Only - Holiday Open House - Dec 5


Please join LEA Members for a holiday event at the LEA Office
Tuesday, December 5th from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
We will be celebrating with light appetizers and jovial conversation