WHY BELONG TO SLEA?
1. Local Action
Through your local association, you are part of the negotiations process with your school district. You have a say in decisions about your working conditions, your salaries and benefits, your class sizes, and the professional growth opportunities you have.
The SLEA is your best source of accurate, timely, education information, award-winning publications and special newsletters, e-mail listservs for news, grant opportunities, and legislative updates, as well as a website. In addition, SLEA keeps on top of current education laws, regulations, and policies. The latest updates are merely a phone call or mouse click away.
3. Legal Assistance
The Association trains leaders at schools and work sites in ways to ensure employees are treated fairly. Our UniServ Director advises and helps school professionals with legal concerns, In addition, UEA’s attorney is an expert in employment law and school law.
4. Liability Insurance
If you are sued over something that happens while you are on the job, the UEA’s liability insurance will provide you with an attorney and $1 million in coverage for any judgment against you.
Whether it’s the state board of education, a legislative committee, or an education coalition, whenever decisions about teachers and students are being made, SLEA is there representing educators.
6. Professional Development
The Association offers high-quality workshops, seminars, and training sessions on education topics like classroom management, quality teaching, social justice, Praxis preparation, and more. In addition, NEA’s Professional Library offers the latest in education publications, new teaching ideas, and practical handbooks, at exclusive member-only rates.
The Association is recognized as the single most effective voice for school employees and students at local school districts, at the Utah Legislature, and in Congress. Through voluntary donations to special political action funds—not dues money—members help elect friends of education to office.
Through the Association you can connect with other teachers from across the state and nation who are dealing with the same joys and frustrations as you. Through Association social networking sites accessible through the members-only section of the NEA website, members can meet online to get news, share ideas, and get solutions to problems.
9. Public Relations
The Association shares the story of public education from the school professional’s view point with media across the state, through public school support campaigns, and through outreach to community and parent groups.
Many members save through Association discounts on car and homeowners insurance, travel expenses, everyday purchases, a credit card, investment opportunities, and more. In many cases, a single use of an Association Member Benefit program will save more than your dues.
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