This fall we will be working on the Ballot Initiative #2 which is to raise the cap on charter schools. This will devasate our school budget because the funding for charter schools comes directly out of our budget and allocated to the charter schools. We need to encourage voters to vote no on Ballot #2. Methuen already spent $750,000 for Methuen students who attended charters schools in Lawrence. For students attending Lawrence Voc Tech, Methuen will have to pay $21,000 per student and Essex Aggie $19,000 per student. However, Methuen is only spending approximately $14,000 for each Methuen Public School student. Hardly a healthy budget! We may need your help in preventing this ballot from passing.
We need more building reps for next year in each building who also can attend MEA meetings. It helps with communication and assistance when needed for our members who need representation at a moments' notice.
SAVE the DATE!!! MEA Retirement Party May 18, 2017 at DiBurro's!
New changes to our Medical Insurance. An iContact will be going out with the details and posted on the insurance page of this site.
Check out the new MEA meeting schedule below!
Donna Gogas & Carl Fowler
MEA Office: 978-258-7766
MEA Meeting Schedule 2016-2017
All meetings: 3:30-5:00
All Mtgs. @ MEA Office 184 Pleasant Valley St except General Meetings (see below)
9/13 MEA Executive Board meeting @ MEA Office
9/29 "Living in Retirement" with Maria Ardito 3:30-5:00 PM @ MEA Office
10/11 MEA General meeting (All MEA members welcome)
10/27 MTA Retirement Sem. w/ Mary Parry @ MEA Office. 3:30 PM
11/15 MEA Executive Board meeting @ MEA Office
12/13 MEA Executive Board meeting @ MEA Office
1/10 MEA Executive Board meeting@ MEA Office
1/30 Self-nomination for MTA & NEA-RA delegates begins
2/3 Self-nomination for MTA & NEA-RA delegates ends
2/6-2/10 Candidate postings for MTA & NEA-RA delegates
2/14 MEA Executive Board meeting @ MEA Office
2/16 Vote for MTA/ NEA delegates
3/14 MEA General meeting (All MEA members welcome)
3/30 Retirement Seminar- Marie Ardito @ MEA Office at 3:30-5:30 PM
4/11 MEA Executive Board meeting @ MEA Office
MTA Annual Meeting 5/13 & 5/14@ Hynes Center Boston