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2015-2016 School Calendars

2015-2016 Calendar
2015-2016 Calendar Highlights
2015-2016 Year Round Calendar
 



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 then 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)


2015-2016 SALARY SCHEDULE

  • View the KCS 2015-2016 Salary Schedule (PDF format)

    • 200 Day Teacher Salary Schedule here

    • Complete Salary Schedule for all positions here


 

2015 DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

Members of the Kanawha County Delegation pose with WVEA President Dale Lee at the Delegate Assembly in April.


 

KCEA Newsletter and Website Awards

At the 2015 Delegate Assembly in April at the Charleston Marriott,  the KCEA newsletter Watch Along the Kanawha, and the KCEA web site both won top honors.

View the photos here.


PEIA UPDATE

The PEIA Finance Board adopted measures that went into effect in July 2015. These included updates co-pay and deductible amounts. Read the complete list of changes here.


KCEA CLASSIC MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT

     On May 19, 2015, KCEA held the 4th Annual KCEA Classic at the Grand Prix Course at Southridge. The money raised and donated by sponsors will provide clothing/shoes for homeless students in our school system. KCEA will present a check to the Kanawha County Schools' fund for the clothing needs of homeless students.

     View the Tournament photos here


 

NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

     Interested in getting your National Board Certification? Do you need more information?  For candidates beginning the National Board Certification, there are new guidelines you can view here.

 

You can find an overview as well as additional information online about National Board Certification in West Virginia at this link.

 


Teacher payment for school vacancy interviews

7.3.   Classroom teachers who directly participate in making recommendations for filling classroom teaching positions pursuant to the options set forth in this policy for periods beyond his or her individual contract shall be compensated based on his or her daily rate of pay, prorated to an hourly rate.  The principal shall require that the participating teachers keep time sheets documenting the actual time spent on the recommendation process and shall verify that the time sheets are accurate before submitting them for payment.  In no event shall a teacher be entitled to payment for more than two hours per position.  However, if there are more than four qualified applicants for a single classroom teacher position who are selected for an interview by the hiring committee chair or single designee, the faculty senate members participating in the interviews may be compensated for an additional hour for actual time spent on the interview process for that position.


WEATHER CODES

At the School Board meeting on December 1, 2014, Dr. Duerring indicated a policy change to eliminate 2-hour delays would be implemented. Now Kanawha schools will simply cancel school for a full day if they expect bad weather.

However, the 2014-2015 weather codes for Kanawha County Schools found on the KCS web site do not yet reflect this policy change.

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


 

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

 

KCEA President Dinah Adkins presents Superintendent Dr. Ron Duerring with a $1500 check for the Student Clothing Fund at the August 2014 Board meeting.


 

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.

 


 

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

 


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


MICHAEL HENNESSEY:
WVEA ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Michael Hennessey is the 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. You can reach Michael at 1-800-642-8261 ext. 114.

 


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!

 


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). Click here for more information.

 


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. "

 

Connect with other WVEA members from across the state:
https://www.facebook.com/dedicatedteachers

 


SUPERINTENDENT'S UPDATES

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

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


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.


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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