Every Springfield Student Has A
        Basic Right To Great Public Schools                                                                                     

Legislative Board (Association Representatives)






Springfield Education Association
1000 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01109
phone (413) 782-8300
fax (413) 783-8812



eXTReMe Tracker


SEA Building Rep and Member Training
By Popular Demand

Classroom Management:
Acquiring and sharing skills of classroom management so all participants
can add to the classroom management conversation in your building.........see more details






Agreement Between The Springfield School Committee
And
The Springfield Education Association

July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014
&
July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016



This document contains amended clauses of the
2012  - 2016 Agreement
Between The Springfield School Committee And
The Springfield Education Association
for Level 4 Schools



2014 - 2015 SEEDS Enhancements (language change)













Springfield Teachers, Visit Tools 4 Teaching
(SPS School ID Required)

TOOLS 4 TEACHING (announcement for local businesses)
The SEA Committee of Retired Teachers has created an environmentally responsible program for recycling resources to help new teachers.  On a monthly basis, retiring teachers will be given the opportunity to donate their accumulated purchases or self-made classroom supplies that are no-longer needed.  Businesses will also have the opportunity to........Read More



2014 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

Springfield Public Schools announced the names of 26 teachers who comprise the Class of 2014 "Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award" recipients.  This award acknowledges an educator's high degree of professionalism, subject knowledge, effectiveness, creativity, student impact, and support for colleagues.  The recipients are......

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Rule of Nine.....there are two sources of new federal money (Race to the Top and Title I School Improvement Grant) that have very onerous, draconian, and inequitable conditions.......(read more)





Issues & Actions

"People power must be visible."
        Fred Ross Jr.

Strength In Numbers Works!


House Bill 457/Senate Bill 207, An Act to Revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission, to ensure adequate funding for our public schools - Please contact your state legislators and tell them Springfield teachers appreciate their co-sponsorship of H457/S207.   Read Full Text of Bill ..................... Read Just the Facts



Legislation Leads to Pension & Buyback Changes - Important changes governing certain aspects of retirement and the buyback of credible service.......Read More....


An Act to Invest in our Communities - THE PROBLEM: We are just emerging from a recession of historic proportions. With the end of federal stimulus funding, we have a nearly $2 billion budget deficit. That means our schools, colleges, local aid and emergency and health care services face deep cuts this spring. Meanwhile, wealthy investors and high-income households have had their Bush-era tax cuts extended, worsening deficits and economic inequality.  THE SOLUTION: We need to invest in our communities and keep middle-class families working and earning! An Act to Invest in Our Communities -- HB 2553/SB 1416 -- does just that........Read More.

Congress is starting to discuss reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind, and we need your help to make sure our elected representatives do it right........Read More


Massachusetts is not exempt from the corporate Republican strategy to dismantle democracy and workers rights  House Bill 2492 - An Act relative to collective bargaining and management rights of public employees.  Status: Refer to Joint Committee on Public Service on 2/25/2011
read more .....................Please urge your state senator and representative to recommend an unfavorable report by the Joint Committee on Public Service in regard to the proposed Bill H2492 which proposes stripping workers of their rights by prohibiting employers from engaging in collective bargaining.

 Health Insurance - Massachusetts Senate Passes Health Insurance Changes Read More.

Follow the issues and get involved!



By Mail:
Mitchell D. Chester
Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

By Mail:
Matthew Malone, Secretary of Education
Executive Office of Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1403
Boston, MA 02108

By Mail:
Maura O. Banta, Chairperson
Daniel Brogan
Vanessa Calderon-Rosado
Harneen Chernow
Karen Daniels
Ruth Kaplan
James O'S. Morton
David Roach
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148





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MTA's Reinventing Educator Evaluation - The MTA released Reinventing Educator Evaluation: Connecting Professional Practice with Student Learning on December 21, 2010, fundamentally changing the terms of the debate about how best to evaluate teachers and administrators in support of improved student learning. The comprehensive proposal advocates revamping the system in dozens of ways. The most controversial section calls for including a review of multiple measures of student achievement, one of which would be three-year trends in student MCAS growth scores, where those are available. Notably, the report says that student achievement data may inform the evaluation, but not determine it. In other words, no high-stakes decisions about educators should be made based on student test scores - or on any other single indicator. If there is a discrepancy between measures of student achievement and what the evaluator found through observation and other means, the evaluator is required to find out why. Ultimately, the final evaluation for educators should rely on professional judgment informed by observation and evidence.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Reinventing Educator Evaluation proposal.

June 28, 2011 - State board adopts new evaluation regulations.......Read the summary and MTA's position on the key provisions.

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Imagine Working in Your School Without the Union.....That Could Happen!
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The City of Springfield Falls Below the Minimum Contributions to Schools Required By Law In Each of the Last Four Years
There is a funding formula for public education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The formula requires local communities to make a minimum contribution to the schools. In fiscal year 2009 alone, Springfield made only 65% of its legally required minimum contribution.


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