What we are about!
The Roseburg Education Association (REA) has approximately 300 regular members.
Our by-laws define the purpose of the REA as follows:
1) To protect legal and human rights of all licensed employees (teaching personnel, child development specialists, juvenile detention center specialist (s), half-time or more employed under contract with the District)
2) To secure and maintain improved economic security and conditions of employment for all licensed employees
3) To attain instructional excellence
4) To achieve professional autonomy through self-governance
5) To achieve organizational excellence
The Roseburg Education Association Faculty Representatives meet at the Umpqua Business Center 522 SE Washington Ave, Roseburg, OR 97470 at 4:15 P.M. on the first Thursday of each month. If you wish to address the body, please contact REA President, Camron Pope, for a spot on the agenda. If you have business for the REA, you may present it yourself or ask your Faculty Representative to bring up the matter for you.
STATE REIMBURSEMENT MONEY IN OREGON
FOR NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
(Rules governing the disbursement of these funds are up for final approval from TSPC in July 2018.)
Here’s what you need to know:
Ø Who can be reimbursed:
o A teacher holding an active and valid Oregon license who was employed in an Oregon public education program in a teaching assignment at the time the eligible expense occurred and at the time of reimbursement AND
o Has been granted an initial or renewed NBCT certification after July 1, 2017.
Ø When and how can reimbursement be made:
o A qualifying Oregon teacher (as described above) who seeks reimbursement of eligible expenses (as described below) should contact TSPC about applying for reimbursement after that teacher has officially been granted the initial or renewed national board certification.
Ø What expenses can be reimbursed:
o Reimbursement is for the following actual, direct and eligible expenses towards obtaining initial or renewed national board certification:
§ Up to a $2600 total for expenses related to initial certification including:
· $300 for eligible orientation expenses (approved by TSPC)
· $400 for eligible cohort expenses (approved by TSPC)
· $1900 for eligible component expenses
§ Up to a $1450 total for expenses related to certification renewal including:
· $100 for eligible orientation expenses (approved by TSPC)
· $100 for eligible cohort expenses (approved by TSPC)
· $1250 for eligible component expenses
Ø What expenses cannot be reimbursed:
o An applicant may NOT be reimbursed for the following national certification expenses:
§ Registration or cycle fees
§ Component retakes
§ Returned check fees
§ Any fees refunded or waived by NBPTS
§ Reauthorization fees
§ Any expenses reimbursed by a school district
§ Any expenses incurred to obtain academic credit that is not directly attributed to direct costs for components, orientation/cohort/renewal programs.
Ø Bonus benefit for Oregon National Board-Certified Teachers (NBCTs):
o If an Oregon teacher holds a valid & active National Board Certification, their Oregon license is renewed without charge.
Ø Check in with your district and local association President to see if there are salary and/or resource incentives available for candidates and NBCTs. 48 local contracts have agreements to support teachers in national board certification.
REA Rep Meetings:
- November 1
- December 6
- January 10
- February 7
- March 7
- April 4
- May 2
- May 30
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.