CLASSIC MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT
April 20, 2015, KCEA will once again hold our KCEA Classic at the Grand
Prix Course at Southridge (3:30 - 8:00). This is a great opportunity for
our members to get together for a fun evening of food, prizes, and some
miniature golf (no talent required).
The money donated by sponsors is to provide clothing/shoes for homeless
students in our school system. Once the monies are collected, KCEA will
present a check to the Kanawha County Schools' fund for the clothing
needs of homeless students.
Please join us this year. Organize a team of four, find a corporate and
personal sponsor who will donate $100 to our cause, and send in your
registration form. Each team member pays a $5 registration fee which
goes toward the purchase of KCEA Classic t-shirts and prizes.
Registrations forms should be turned in to Dinah Adkins, KCEA President,
by April 15th to KCEA, 1558 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311. For
additional information, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dinah at 304-776-5144.
here to download
The PEIA Finance Board
adopted measures to go into effect in July 2015. These included
updates co-pay and deductible amounts. Read the
complete list of changes here.
INCOME TAX INFORMATION
If you itemize
deductions on your 2014 tax return and meet the two percent
requirements for additional miscellaneous deductions, you will not
be able to deduct the 19.26% of WVEA dues that are attributed to
lobbying. This is a total of $59.32 for full-time professionals and
$35.44 for full-time education support professionals.
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 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
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.
2014-2015 Year Round
Year-Round Calendar Highlights
2014-2015 SALARY SCHEDULE
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
KCEA Miniature Golf
May 3, 2012
Kanawha County Education
FUNdraiser activity to raise money for the clothing fund for homeless students in
Kanawha county was a great success. Check out the 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.
Safe and Supportive Schools
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
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).
Visit www.nea.org and search on
"Student Rebate" to download the rebate form.
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.
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
to read Superintendent Ron Duerring's Monthly Update on the topic of
SOCIAL NETWORKING from March 2011.
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
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
I27A Student Assessment - Elementary
Click here to view all the Kanawha County School Policies.
Many educators still have
questions over what
employees are required to have in their lesson
here to read what is
This document 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 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
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.
NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
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
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
Keep abreast of what's
happening in the Legislature as it affects teachers and education in
West Virginia. Click
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affect you! Contact
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