GRANTS & AWARDS
A variety of local, state, and national scholarships are available for members and their families. Click an Association to learn more: PEA, FEA, AFT, NEA
DEGREES NOT DEBT
Teachers did you know that there are ways to reduce and even forgive student debt? Here are some exciting resources on how to reduce and even forgive payments after 10 years in public service. For more information on now to Reduce Your Student Loan Debt review this informational video.
Visit www.nea.org/degreesnotdebt for links to apply to have your student loan repayment plan amended.
FL-DOE Certification Changes for July 2014
Recent changes by the Legislature now require inservice hours in ESE to recertify for ALL Florida Teaching Certificates.
Bullying - Not In My School!
Lesson plans, Educator's Network, Videos, Contests and Grants! Click HERE!
Mini-grants, awards, and other recognition programs. Check back frequently for new updates.
My Project was Fully Funded in 30 Days!!!
For my project, "Put the 'E' in STEM: Bridging the Robotics Gap", I requested $384 in simple machines, gears, electric circuit boards and teachers guides to help my young future engineers have more hands-on experiences with pre-technology/pre-robotic science. I wanted to wholeheartedly encourage fellow PEA members to consider posting a classroom need, especially during a time when donations are being matched!
Dana K. Kelly
FAQs about what can go into your file, how you can respond to the items in your file, and how to request removal of improperly placed items. Click HERE!
FAQs about when and how to request union representation.
Six practical tips to follow when faced with a problem that could affect your employment.
What Every Faculty Member Needs to Know
Because you are covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, you have the legal right to have a union representative present in a meeting with management if you believe that some form of discipline may result from such a meeting. However, you must clearly state your concern and clearly request union representation. This is your Weingarten Right.
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or could affect my personal working conditions, I am asserting my Weingarten Right and request that a Union Representative be present at this meeting.
Say this, repeat it, then do not engage in any further discussion except to reschedule, if necessary.
Six Things to do if Trouble Strikes
There may be times when you are confronted with a problem which requires assistance from your Association. If you need advice, representation, count on us. We will help you. Retain this information for reference in time of need.
Here is some practical advice, which you should use to protect your rights until help arrives: