This morning was the Council of Local Presidents, where all the local association presidents meet to discuss statewide issues. Your membership card should arrive in the mail by Thanksgiving. Please watch for it and do not throw it away.
Legislative issues that are being discussed already include merit pay, property tax equalization, grading schools, retirement, funding student growth, funding charter schools, orderly termination, full-day Kindergarten, non-partisan school board races, trimester schedules, and ESEA.
Educator Day on the Hill is being planned again. They will most likely fall on Wednesdays and Fridays. I will keep you posted on when those days are being held. It is an interesting experience to spend a day talking with legislators and seeing how the process works.
UEA will have some of the sessions from Convention available for you to watch to earn relicensure points from your own home. When that technology is ready, I will let you know.