Representatives from KCEA with WVEA-endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate,
O'Neal, Jerry Marsili, Lisa Summerfield, Michele Vogel, Lynn Greter, Jim
Justice, Diana Bailey, Dinah Adkins
WVEA celebrates its birthday as the state's largest teacher
organization. For the past 150 years, WVEA has worked to protect our
members' rights and fought for better school funding to ensure every
student receives the high quality public education they deserve.
KCEA and KCEA-ESP were recognized at the State Delegate Assembly in
April 2016 for increased membership. Pictured: ESP
Vice President Paul Raines, ESP President Lisa Hoover, KCEA Co-President
Lynn Greter, KCEA Co-President Dinah Adkins, NEA Director for WVEA
Kim Bonnet, KCEA Co-Vice President Diana Bailey, KCEA Co-Vice President
Political Endorsements for (Primary) 2016
The following endorsements were made based
on the candidates' support of education issues:
17th Senatorial District – Corey Palumbo
35th District—Andrew Byrd, Benjamin Sheridan, Benjamin Adams
36th District—Nancy Guthrie, Larry Rowe, Danny Wells
37th District—Mike Pushkin
38th District—Thomas Tull
39th District—Wesley Holden
40th District—Ron Shamblin
KCEA endorses Adam Knauff for
Kanawha County Board of Education.
View endorsement flyer. Please vote! Early voting begins April 27 -
May 7. If you do not vote, someone
else will decide education issues for you.
Please stand up for education.
LEGISLATIVE SESION -
here to read the WVEA's overview of education-related bills that
passed, bills that failed, and bills that were vetoed by the Governor.
to aid Belle man diagnosed with eye cancer
After a Belle man’s eye
infection turned out to be cancer, the community has come together to
raise money for his treatment.
Read the story
Note: Josh Exline is the
son of long-time WVEA staff member Alan Exline.
CLASSIC April 28th
Up! Take Part in the KCEA Classic. Our annual miniature golf fundraising
activity is set for April 28, 2016. This is a great opportunity to have
fun, enjoy great food and prizes, and be part of “paying it forward”.
The donations from this event provide clothing for homeless students in
our schools. Is your team organized? You still have time to gather your
co-workers to form your team to play miniature golf. As long as you’re
willing to have fun, you are ready to play.
If you need registration forms and further information, contact our
Classic Coordinator, Lynn Greter at
procedures for 2015-2016 can be found
School closings and delays
can also be found
here on the West Virginia Department of Education website.
The recipient of the 2015 Past Presidents'
$500 Scholarship Winner is Andrew Sorah, who will be attending WVU this
fall. Andrew is the son of KCEA member, Kelly Sorah at Montrose
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. Please contact
KCEA Scholarship Chairperson, Lucinda Burns at
if you are interested in applying this year.
Download the Application
2015-2016 Year Round
Many educators still have
questions over what
employees are required to have in their lesson
here to read what is
outlines procedures the OEPA will utilize in reviewing
lesson plans during an on-site review.
Superintendent's Monthly Update from November 2012 also provides
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
it permissible for a teacher to provide a supply list to the students in
Read the decision from the West Virginia
State Board of Education and then Superintendent Dr. Steven Paine by clicking
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,
If you have questions about
any of these requirements, contact the WVEA Help Center at
2015-2016 SALARY SCHEDULE
2015 DELEGATE ASSEMBLY
Members of the Kanawha County Delegation
pose with WVEA President Dale Lee at the Delegate Assembly in April.
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.
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.
CLASSIC MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT
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
presented a check for $1831 to the Kanawha County Schools' fund for the clothing
needs of homeless students.
View the Tournament photos here
presents donation from the Classic to Dr. Duerring and Social Services
Director Eddy Ivy.
NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
getting your National Board Certification? Do you need more
information? For candidates beginning the National Board
Certification, there are new guidelines you can
You can find an overview as well as
additional information online about National Board Certification in West
Teacher payment for school vacancy
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.
The KCEA CLASSIC:
A Successful 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 2014 KCEA
KCEA President Dinah
Adkins presents Superintendent Dr. Ron Duerring with a $1500 check for
the Student Clothing Fund at the August 2014 Board meeting.
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. View the 2013 KCEA Classic Photos
The First Annual Kanawha County Education
Association's Golf Classic on May 3, 2012 to raise money for the clothing fund for homeless students in
Kanawha county was a great success. View the
2012 KCEA Classic Photos
KCEA President Dinah Adkins
presents Superintendent Duerring with a check for $650 from the KCEA
Golf Classic at the May Board of Education meeting.
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Michael Hennessey is the
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.
encourage our members to be actively involved, and the
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!
Safe and Supportive Schools
Don’t 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
New resources are being added weekly.
$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
YOUR RIGHTS IN A RIF OR TRANSFER
are your rights in a RIF or transfer?
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.
to read Superintendent Ron Duerring's Monthly Update on the topic of
SOCIAL NETWORKING (March 2011).
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
DENTAL / OPTICAL PLAN BENEFITS
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
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
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
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happening in the Legislature as it affects teachers and education in
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