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2014-2015 School Calendars

2014-2015 Calendar
2014-2015 Calendar Highlights
2014-2015 Year Round Calendar
2014-2015 Year-Round Calendar Highlights

 


2014-2015 SALARY SCHEDULE

  • View the KCS 2014-2015 Salary Schedule (PDF format)

    • 200 Day Teacher Salary Schedule here

    • Complete Salary Schedule for all positions here


 

IN MEMORY

James Andrew Wendt, KCEA building representative at Nitro High School passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Drew was a beloved teacher who exemplified our profession. His dedication to his students was evident to anyone who heard him speak about his classroom. He will be remembered for his easy smile and memorable laugh. Our deepest sympathy to his family.


 

2014 KCEA Golf Fundraiser

The third annual KCEA Classic fundraiser to raise money for the clothing fund for homeless students was held at the Southridge Grand Prix on May 1, 2014.

 View the Slideshow photos

 


Enroll in WVEA today!

 ALL the Benefits and NO DUES UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

click here


 

GOVERNOR VETOES PLANNING PERIOD BILL

Governor Tomblin vetoed the legislation intended to clarify the planning period statute. SB 477 passed both the House and Senate overwhelmingly. Read the WVEA response.

 


POLITICAL ACTION
Kanawha County Board of Education...Stay the Same OR Make a Change!!

 The Kanawha County Education Association (the local affiliate of the WVEA) has endorsed these candidates for the KCS School Board May 13, 2014:
         ē Calvin McKinney
         ē Vic Sprouse
         ē Ryan White
Our endorsement is based on each candidateís support of educational issues we feel benefit ALL school employees, our students, and the community. Our interviews with the candidates were issue specific and detailed. You can choose from seven candidates--make your vote count! It will take ALL of us working together to make a change!!

 PLEASE VOTE... only YOU can make a difference.
Early voting begins April 30, 2014


 

KCEA SCHOLARSHIP

If you, or your legal dependant, are enrolled in classes, you are eligible for a KCEA Scholarship. Your dependant could receive a $500 scholarship toward his or her education. If you are enrolled in a class yourself, you may be eligible for a $250 scholarship to help offset the cost of your education.

Download the Application


Salary Update

Get important and current information about the salary legislative bill at

wvea.org


WEATHER CODES


Are schools closed or delayed due to weather conditions? View the revised 2013-14 weather codes for Kanawha County Schools.

School closings and delays can also be found here on the West Virginia Department of Education website.


YVONNE MARTIN
History Teacher of the Year for West Virginia

Yvonne Martin, KCEA member and a teacher at Montrose Elementary in Kanawha County, has been named the 2013 History Teacher of the Year for West Virginia.

Inaugurated in 2004, the National History Teacher of the Year Award promotes and celebrates the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. The award honors one exceptional K-12 teacher of American history from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools and US Territories.

Yvonne is a St. Albans resident and will receive a $1,000 honorarium. She will be in the running to be named the 2013 National History Teacher of the Year this fall. Montrose Elementary Schoolís library will receive a core archive of history books and educational materials from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Click here to read the full story.


KCEA Golf Fundraiser
May 2, 2013

The second annual KCEA fundraiser to raise money for the clothing fund for homeless students was held at the Southridge Grand Prix on May 2, 2013.  The 2013 KCEA Classic raised $1,070 which was donated at the Board of Education meeting in May.

2013 KCEA Classic Photos


KCEA Newsletter and Website Awards

At the 2013 Delegate Assembly in April at the Charleston Mariott,  the KCEA newsletter Watch Along the Kanawha, and the KCEA web site both won top honors.
View the photos here.


MICHAEL HENNESSEY:
WVEA ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Michael Hennessey is the new Organizational Development Specialist for the WVEA's South Central Region. A graduate of Concord University, Michael previously worked in Nicholas County as a computer tech teacher and a special education teacher as well as football and wrestling coach.

Michael Hennessey will be visiting schools and attending Association meetings in the region, which includes the counties of  Kanawha, Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming.

 


PAC COMMITTEE

     We encourage our members to be actively involved, and the Political Action Committee is a great place to start!  PAC committee members participate in campaigns for political candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation.

Join the PAC Committee Today!

 

WVEAís Educator Forum Report Available

The report from the WVEA sponsored Educator Forums that were held throughout the state in November 2012 to discuss the recommendations from the Education and Efficiency Audit conducted by Public Works, LLC are available.

To download the 12 page PDF file, click here.

 


KCEA Miniature Golf Classic
May 3, 2012

Kanawha County Education Association's
 FUNdraiser activity to raise money for the clothing fund for homeless students in Kanawha county was a great success. Check out the photos here.

KCEA President Dinah Adkins presents Superintendent Duerring with a check for $650 from the KCEA Golf Classic at the May Board of Education meeting.

 


Safe and Supportive Schools Manual

 

Donít forget to check out the Policy 4373 Safe and Supportive Schools Electronic Manual for new resources related to Policy 4373. The electronic manual can be accessed by clicking here New resources are being added weekly.

 

 

 


NEA STUDENT PROGRAM
$20 Dues Rebate After Graduation

During your first year of teaching and regular NEA membership, you'll be eligible to receive a rebate of $20 for each year you were a student member (up to four years). Visit www.nea.org and search on "Student Rebate" to download the rebate form.

 


YOUR RIGHTS IN A RIF OR TRANSFER

What are your rights in a RIF or transfer? This flyer will give you a brief summary of your legal rights if you are RIFed or Transferred. This information provided as a service of the West Virginia Education Association.

 

 


KATHY MILLER
5th Grade Teacher
Kanawha County Education Association

"Iím happy to be a part of a growing organization. WVEA is important to me because it provides security and advocacy for educators. Itís a great support system. "

 

Meet other WVEA members from across the state:
http://dedicatedteachers.wvea.org/meet-our-members

 


SUPERINTENDENT'S UPDATES

Click here to read Superintendent Ron Duerring's Monthly Update on the topic of SOCIAL NETWORKING from March 2011.

Click here to read Superintendent Ron Duerring's Monthly Update on the topic of Lesson Plans and Data Collection from December 2010.


REVISED KCS POLICIES

Members need to be aware of several policies that have been revised. They include:

G75 Employee Attendance Policy
J25 Student Behavior Policy
G25A Employee Discipline Policy
I02 Textbook Adoption
G67 Employee Safety Policy
J19 Student Attendance Policy
J32 Student Transfer Policy
C56 Student/Parent and Coaches Athletic Handbook
C57 Wellness Policy
G62 Administrative Selection
G82A Employee Identification Badges
G78A Overtime
I27A Student Assessment - Elementary
Click here to view all the Kanawha County School	Policies.


LESSON PLANS

     Many educators still have questions over what
employees are required to have in their lesson plans.  Click here to read what is required.
     This document outlines procedures the OEPA will utilize in reviewing lesson plans during an on-site review.
     The Superintendent's Monthly Update from November 2012 also provides further clarification.

SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

     Is it permissible for a teacher to provide a supply list to the students in their classroom?

     Read the decision from the West Virginia State Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Steven Paine by clicking here.

ASSESSMENTS & ACCOUNTABILITY

     The students of West Virginia are targeted for a variety of assessments required by federal and state regulations and policies.
     For more information about student assessment from the State Department of Education web site, click here.

If you have questions about any of these requirements, contact the WVEA Help Center at 1.866.568.WVEA (1.866.568.9832)


WHAT DO I DO IF I AM ACCUSED?

     We are working in a climate where any employee can be accused at any time of anything from sexual molestation to sexual harassment or abuse of a child. If you are accused, follow the steps outlined in this document.

 


DENTAL / OPTICAL PLAN BENEFITS

The Dental/Vision plan provided for all regular employees includes:

Dental: Implant benefits are provided at a 50% co-pay level. The maximum dental benefit per person per school year is $1,250. Adult and dependent orthodontic maximum lifetime benefits per person are $1,500.

Vision: Annual examination benefit is $60. Single vision lenses and frames benefit is $120, bifocal is $138, trifocal is $150, and lenticular is $192. Lenses/frames benefits are limited to once in any 24 month period or as required by a change in prescription.


NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

     Interested in getting your National Board Certification? Do you need more information? The West Virginia Education Association has a great program to help get you started on the right track. View the PowerPoint on National Board Certification, and contact Anita Maxwell at 1.800.642.8261 extension 116.


 

NEA Member Benefits
  
 NEA Active and some Retired members are eligible for free life insurance. Simply register your beneficiary by calling 1-800-637-4636. Click here for more information.
     ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS of the National Education Association: for 12 months, eligible NEW members are provided complimentary $15,000 of term life insurance. Click here for more information.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Keep abreast of what's happening in the Legislature as it affects teachers and education in West Virginia. Click here.

Speak out about issues that affect you! Contact your Legislators.

Membership

Becoming a member of the Kanawha County Education Association is easy! Simply fill out the online application form and join hundreds of other educators and education support professionals in a unified voice on the issues that affect education today.

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