Friday Updates

Friday, February 17

Happy Friday!


Wellness Conference

The 6th Annual School Employee Wellness Conference March 26th – March 28th, 2017 at the Riverhouse convention center in Bend is almost here! 

  • No Registration Fee
  • Earn 1 CPE credit from PSU and/or 10 CPDUs sponsored by OEA
  • Fuel your passion through networking and learning how others are igniting wellness in their schools and districts

You do need to pay for your own lodging and make your own hotel reservations. 

For more information go to or contact Maureen Caldwell at or Inge Aldersebaes at



Remember…this Monday, Presidents’ Day is a regular work day with students!!


Ron Wyden Town Hall

Sunday February 19th


Lane Community College Main Campus – Building 5/Gym

 (Parking available in lots A, B, and C – no permit necessary)

From Our Contract

It is the time of year when thoughts of retirement roll around.  If you are doing more than thinking about retirement, know that in your final year you have an extra personal day to use for retirement counseling.  On the time exception report, write in additional day of personal leave for retirement counseling.


The employee will be granted one (1) additional day of paid personal leave for retirement counseling, during the final year of employment under the PERS/OPSRP system. 


OEA Symposium

The 2017 OEA Education Symposium is scheduled for March 18.  The Symposium will be held at the Oregon State University Alumni Center on the OSU Campus. Zaretta Hammond will be the featured speaker and facilitator on culturally responsive teaching. Zaretta has been doing equity-focused professional learning and school support for over 18 years. She wrote the book, Culturally Responsive Teaching to dispel myths and misconceptions about such teaching. 
Go to the OEA website at [] to register.  


Voluntary Transfer Forms are due in HR today!



The District and SEA bargaining teams met for a quick meeting this week just to look at numbers.  This is the meeting where we make sure we each understand the financial numbers the other are using.

Thank you thank you to the Page staff for some yummy Valentine cookies.


National Board/Licensure Training

You still have time to register for either the National Board Certification Overview and/or Licensure trainings.  Both will be held on February 22 at the OEA office.  NBC from 4:15 to 5:15.   Licensure from 5:15 to 6:30.  Appetizers provided.

Email to register.


Anne Goff

Springfield Education Association President

Phone: (541) 726-8388 
              (541) 343-1151

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. 
--Margaret Mead