GAEA Scholarship Applications Available

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING DETAILS Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 up to a total of four scholarships overall. At least one vocational program/community college award will be given, if there are applicants. Announcements of the scholarships will be made at the senior awards assembly at the end of the year at each recipient’s…

Want to become a member?

April 1st is the start of Early Enrollment. What does this mean? As a participant in the Greater Albany Education Association Early Enrollment Membership Incentive Plan, I am eligible to receive—prior to September 1, 2023, but in no event before April 1, 2023—benefits under the NEA Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Program, as well as access…

Grievances are not enough WORKSHOP

Grievances Are Not Enough Workshop – presented by Ken Volante First drop-in workshop at OEA office Tuesday April 25th. 4:30-6:00 p.m. In-person at the OEA office (2885 Cedarwood Ct SE · Albany, OR 97322) and online (Zoom Link below). There will be at least 1 drop-in skills-building workshop a week for GAEA. Reps and interested MEMBERS are invited. This is the content…

Want To Get More Involved?

We’re looking for officers for next year. You can read the various association roles here. If you would care to nominate yourself, you can do so here. Thank you to Karin Heley and Katie Louk for heading this year’s nominations and election committee.

PERS/Social Security Workshop

Eric King, CFP at Bridges Wealth Management, is offering a PERS/Social Security webinar on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 4:00 pm.  Eric has been working with PERS members for almost 20 years. Eric began working with PERS members to help his parents who were both public school employees. Eric has a vast knowledge of how the pension…

Classroom Grants Available

The association has four $250 grants available for members. Given that it’s our first time trying a program like this, we encourage anyone and everyone to apply with their best ideas! The application form can be found here. 

Bargaining Update

On Wednesday evening, the Governance Council passed a motion to change the bargaining model from interest-based to traditional bargaining in an effort to better serve our members and solve outstanding issues from past bargains. Association leadership is currently working with district leadership on scheduling bargaining for this spring. We will have more updates in coming…

MOU Approved

Members, district leadership, and the school board all approved the workload relief MOU as presented. Highlights include: Staff will receive a sick day for their booster shot. If you already received your booster and had to take a sick day due to your adverse reaction, you will be refunded a sick day retroactive to October…