Sunday, October 02, 2022 SEA President
Here is the October_Newsletter. Please click it to access the PDF version.
Sunday, September 04, 2022 SEA President
September Newsletter (click to open PDF)
Saturday, August 27, 2022 SEA President

Dear Members,

After weeks of working tirelessly, we can now provide updates on the requests made in SEA’s official response to the Convocation. Tonight, the union’s request for an in-depth analysis of the Convocation and plan to prevent recurrent factors was met. At a Special Called School Board meeting, Dr. Taylor presented an overview of the 16-page after-action report, which details the events leading up to the Convocation, what went wrong the day of, and addresses methods to prevent simila...

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 SEA President

Dear Members,

We’ve heard from many of you on a wide range of both individual and common issues this week. Please know that SEA is working daily to address these concerns, in particular:

  • We share your deep concerns for new directions given regarding our gender diverse students. We have reached out to the VEA legal department and will update you soon. In the meantime, please follow the directions of your administrators regarding this issue and reach out to SEA with individual questions or concer...

Tuesday, August 09, 2022 SEA President
The Free Lance Star had an article about SEA’s response to SCPS Convocation.
Monday, August 08, 2022 SEA President

The events that transpired leading up to and including the SCPS Convocation on August 5th, 2022, are some of the most unfortunate we have experienced as an association. While SEA supports the goals of the Convocation and agrees with the intended message, it is our position that serious breakdowns in planning and communication occurred. We believe it is important that these breakdowns be analyzed to prevent their recurrence in the future. Though staff expressed concerns regarding the predicted...

Saturday, August 06, 2022 SEA President

Dear Members,

Your SEA Executive Board met with UniServ Director Melissa Alexander this afternoon. Per advice from VEA legal, anyone whose health was detrimentally affected by today’s event should follow SCPS procedures to file a workplace incident report, regardless of whether or not they sought professional care.

These procedures are outlined below:

  • Notify your supervisor immediately
  • The supervisor will provide you with a panel of physicians
  • Call VRSA to report 877-234-0898, 24 hours a day, 7 da...
Saturday, August 06, 2022 SEA President

Dear Members,

SEA has already reached out to VEA legal regarding today’s events. Please know that we are working tirelessly to address the issue, and we’ll be in touch with next steps as soon as we can. Our deepest concerns go out to those suffering today. Please, take care of yourselves, and do not hesitate to reach out with individual issues.

In solidarity,

Your Executive Board

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 SEA President

Welcome back, beautiful people!!! I’m excited to welcome you to the 2022/2023 school year! I hope that everyone has had a chance to rest, relax and unwind over the summer. Can you believe it’s almost time for students to come back into the buildings?!

There will be more communication from me to all of you this school year. As we get ready for all the exciting things that are happening this year, I want you all to be a part of the process. We know the start of the year can be quite stressful fo...
Monday, August 01, 2022 SEA President
SEA August News (click to open PDF)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 SEA President

Dear Members,

It is with mixed feelings that we share with you that Laura Brewer, SEA Vice President, has resigned from her position as a bus driver with SCPS. We are sad to see Laura leave, but excited to see her choosing her best life. In her own words:

Hi Friends,

I wanted to take this time to tell you that I will be stepping down as the Stafford Education Association Vice President. I have resigned my position as a School Bus Driver for SCPS and therefore am no longer eligible to be a member...

Friday, July 08, 2022 SEA President
Friday, April 08, 2022 SEA President
Last night, the Board of Supervisors held several public budget hearings, including the tax rate, the budget, and the Capital Improvement Plan (buildings, maintenance, repairs, etc.). The good news is that the BoS is committed to funding Dr. Taylor’s proposed salary increases. However, the BoS is not committed to fully funding the School Board’s budget request (see 1:51:34 in the video of their meeting) Dr. Taylor’s request for additional funds consisted of raises for licensed and non-license...
Friday, January 28, 2022 SEA President

February 1st  SEA MEMBER ONLY meeting with Dr. Taylor to get an overview of the budget. If you have questions or clarification about the budget, Robin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Please see your e-mail for the link.

We will take a membership vote after the presentation on whether to support his budget.

February 2nd  SEA Collective Bargaining Training – How to talk to members/nonmembers about collective bargaining and the process moving forward? Nonmembers are welcome to this ...

Monday, January 17, 2022 SEA President

Dear School Board Members, Dr. Taylor, and SEA Members,

On Tuesday, January 11th, SEA distributed a survey to all SCPS employees. We asked for position, building level, and two simple questions:

  1. Do you support the current policy requiring masks for everyone in SCPS schools?
  2. Do you support the current policy requiring masks for everyone in SCPS non-school buildings?

We also gave staff the option to provide additional comments. Over 1700 employees responded to this survey, preceded in precedent onl...

Monday, December 13, 2021 SEA President

Richmond Education Association made history last Monday when the school board voted for collective bargaining 8-1.  I watched as educators hugged each other realizing they would have a say in their contract.  It’s time we bring the movement to Stafford. You had signed up for information on collective bargaining previously, so I wanted to reach out to you.  Are you ready to commit to bringing collective bargaining to Stafford?  It won’t be easy, and we need people dedicated to the movement.  I...

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 SEA President
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 SEA President
The SEA wanted to give you an update of things that have been going on behind the scenes.

The Executive Board met with Dr. Jones, Patrick Byrnett, Chris Fulmer, and Lisa Boatwright on 11/29/2021.

At this meeting, we brought three major concerns to the table.
  1. The employee code of conduct- SEA asked that it be repealed until the educator’s bill of rights is adopted with the code of conduct. Patrick Byrnett will be taking the bill of rights to the SCPS governance committee.
  2. Concurrent teaching- SEA...
Monday, August 30, 2021 SEA President

We will have an ALL MEMBER MEETING on Wednesday, September 1st. It will be from 5:30 – 6:30, and it will be virtual.

AGENDA

  • Covid leave
  • Action network emails
  • Bylaws and elections
  • Building reps
  • Membership Liaisons
  • Concurrent Compensation Mode
  • Questions

Have a question to submit? Please check your e-mail for the question link as well as the Zoom link for the meeting.

Monday, August 23, 2021 SEA President
SEA has been working on many items behind the scenes. A COVID leave policy was brought before Dr. Kizner and Patrick Byrnett. We anticipate it becoming policy for this year soon.

The EXEC board is aware that staff are being required to concurrent teach. Robin Gardner has spoken with VEA and is currently trying to get more clarification. 

We will also be having an All Member meeting on Sept 1 at 5pm. The link will be sent out through Action Network. Please be sure to check all your personal emai...