Tuesday, May 02, 2023 SEA President
Please click here for a PDF newsletter – May Newsletter 2023
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 SEA President
Please click to see the newsletter (PDF): February_Newsletter_2023
Monday, January 30, 2023 SEA President

Dear Members,

On Tuesday, Dr. Taylor presented his proposed 2023-24 (FY24) budget to the School Board. His presentation Slides and corresponding documents, including proposed salary scales, may all be viewed via this link. We recommend you watch the video of his presentation (titled Stafford School Board 1/24/23) for better understanding if you were unable to view it last night. The School Board will also conduct Budget Town Halls on February 6th, 8th, 9th, and 13th. Visit the Division calenda...

Monday, January 09, 2023 SEA President
Here is the newsletter (click here for PDF – January_Newsletter_2023)
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 SEA President
Here is the newsletter for December: December_2022_Newsletter
Thursday, November 03, 2022 SEA President
November Newsletter (Click for newsletter)
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...