Cceaexpress jan feb2015

N evada’s Governor Brian Sandoval stands alone in this country with his leadership. There is no other Republican governor in the U.S. that has publicly embraced taxes to fund education. Not one. Yet, on January 15, 2015, in his State of the State address, Gov. Sandoval did just that. He acknowledged that we have to change the way Nevada’s revenue and education systems operate—that they are outdated—and outlined a comprehensive plan on how this would be accomplished. He is right in his assessment. We applaud him for his bold leadership to improve our schools and our state. The Governor’s budget has put a significant amount of funding into education. Asking businesses to pay more is good policy. Businesses who step up and support paying more are responsible corporate community partners. Extending the sunset taxes, increasing business license fees, and increasing taxes on the sale of cigarettes all combine to increase funding for education by $800 million in the new biennium budget. This budget is good news for our schools. Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick has also challenged lawmakers to make tougher decisions in a bipartisan way to find more revenue by enacting tax reforms. This challenge is leadership. Let’s review the Governor’s proposals. It is important to note that one party controls our state’s government. Even though the Governor has been bold in asking businesses to pay more for education, there is still significant opposition in both legislative houses against increasing taxes. Equally important, there are elements that want to rollback the rights of teachers in collective bargaining and expand turning schools over to the private, for profit sector charter schools. These are challenges we will have to deal with, but we also have great opportunities before us—and it is our burden to find the successful path to make things happen. Our success starts with everyone’s participation. We need to be issue-based and work with the Governor, Business, and both parties and their respective leadership. We need allies, specifically parents, to make this happen. In short, we need a comprehensive campaign that has grassroots mobilization of teachers, parents, students, and community and business allies, and we need a smart and strategic media campaign. CCEA’s Executive (continues on page 2) Vol. 15, Issue 2 January/February 2015 The 2015 Nevada Legislative Session Opportunities & Challenges Lay Ahead KEY POINTS OF THE GOVERNOR’S BUDGET • $100 million to expand Zoom Schools • $50 million to “Victory Schools” for impoverished students • $10 million for GATE • $20 million to increase Charter Schools • $2 million expanding federal breakfast program • $36 million for social workers in schools • Expansion of full-day Kindergarten to all schools in Nevada • Expansion of pre-K • Matching of state dollars with federal grant the state has been awarded for pre-school. • $30 million to support “Read by Three” • $50 million for “Nevada Ready 21” for digital devices for middle school students • $20 million for High School programs (i.e., CTE, STEM, etc.) to improve graduation rate • Modernize The Nevada Plan funding formula in the second year of the biennium budget starting with more funds for Special Education • Rollover of school bonds with state oversight to allow funding into school districts to build new schools and repair others • Opportunity Scholarships —tax credits for business- sponsored scholarships for at-risk students • More school choice (i.e. Charters) • Appointment of School Boards • Local governments breaking up schools districts like Clark and/or consolidate rural ones • Achievement Schools District —turn over underperforming schools (50 in CCSD) to the private sector (i.e. Charters) • Collective bargaining reform —with no details. • Pay for performance for teacher compensation Note: Approximately 75% of state funds will go to CCSD



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Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval stands alonein this country with his leadership. There is noother Republican

governor in the U.S. thathas publicly embraced taxesto fund education. Not one.Yet, on January 15, 2015, inhis State of the Stateaddress, Gov. Sandoval didjust that. He acknowledgedthat we have to change theway Nevada’s revenue andeducation systemsoperate—that they areoutdated—and outlined acomprehensive plan on howthis would beaccomplished. He is right inhis assessment. We applaudhim for his bold leadershipto improve our schools andour state.

The Governor’s budgethas put a significantamount of funding intoeducation. Askingbusinesses to pay more isgood policy. Businesseswho step up and supportpaying more are responsiblecorporate communitypartners. Extending thesunset taxes, increasingbusiness license fees, andincreasing taxes on the saleof cigarettes all combine toincrease funding foreducation by $800 millionin the new bienniumbudget. This budget is goodnews for our schools.Assemblywoman MarilynKirkpatrick has alsochallenged lawmakers tomake tougher decisions in abipartisan way to find more revenue by enacting taxreforms. This challenge is leadership.

Let’s review the Governor’s proposals. It is

important to note that one party controls our state’sgovernment. Even though the Governor has been bold

in asking businessesto pay more foreducation, there isstill significantopposition in bothlegislative housesagainst increasingtaxes. Equallyimportant, there areelements that want torollback the rights ofteachers in collectivebargaining and expandturning schools overto the private, forprofit sector charterschools. These arechallenges we willhave to deal with, butwe also have greatopportunities beforeus—and it is ourburden to find thesuccessful path tomake things happen.

Our success startswith everyone’sparticipation. We needto be issue-based andwork with theGovernor, Business,and both parties andtheir respectiveleadership. We needallies, specificallyparents, to make thishappen. In short, weneed a comprehensivecampaign that hasgrassrootsmobilization ofteachers, parents,students, and

community and business allies, and we need a smartand strategic media campaign. CCEA’s Executive

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Vol. 15, Issue 2 January/February 2015

The 2015 Nevada Legislative SessionOpportunities & Challenges Lay Ahead


• $100 million to expand Zoom Schools• $50 million to “Victory Schools” forimpoverished students

• $10 million for GATE• $20 million to increase Charter Schools• $2 million expanding federal breakfastprogram

• $36 million for social workers in schools • Expansion of full-day Kindergarten to all schools in Nevada • Expansion of pre-K • Matching of state dollars with federal grant the state hasbeen awarded for pre-school.

• $30 million to support “Read by Three”• $50 million for “Nevada Ready 21” for digital devices formiddle school students

• $20 million for High School programs (i.e., CTE, STEM, etc.) toimprove graduation rate

• Modernize The Nevada Plan funding formula in the secondyear of the biennium budget starting with more funds forSpecial Education

• Rollover of school bonds with state oversight to allow fundinginto school districts to build new schools and repair others

• Opportunity Scholarships —tax credits for business-sponsored scholarships for at-risk students

• More school choice (i.e. Charters) • Appointment of School Boards• Local governments breaking up schools districts like Clarkand/or consolidate rural ones

• Achievement Schools District —turn over underperformingschools (50 in CCSD) to the private sector (i.e. Charters)

• Collective bargaining reform —with no details. • Pay for performance for teacher compensation

Note: Approximately 75% of state funds will go to CCSD

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Board has taken action to ensure that our membersare well represented in this process by adopting acomprehensive legislative campaign that has theneeded resources to be successful. But we need youto be part of this.

IMPORTANT ISSUES WE CANSUPPORTAll-day Kindergarten; Pre-K; ELL (Zoom schools);Read by Three; the Nevada Funding formula reformthat allocates more money for Special Ed; bondrollover to build more schools and maintenancerepair; more funds for impoverished students; morefunds for GATE; more funds for social workers; morefunds for breakfast programs; more funds for highschool programs (i.e., STEM and CTE); and morefunds for digital improvements in middle schools.

IMPORTANT ISSUES WE CANNOTSUPPORT State funds for charter schools; collective bargainingreforms that erode our rights; vouchers that takestate funds from public schools for charter schools;no money for teachers’ salaries and health benefits;and creating an Achievement District takingunderperforming schools and stripping teachers ofcollective bargaining rights; and no funds for classsize reduction.

IMPORTANT ISSUES WE NEEDFURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT Nevada Plan reform; Opportunity Scholarships;reducing the student outcome percentage on theevaluations (NEPF) from its current 50% value;appointment of local school boards, and breaking upschool districts and turning them over to localgovernment control.

What’s Next? The Governor showed leadership by proposingincreased funding for education and askingbusinesses to do more. This is a significant step. Hisproposals on education funding, as well as otherfunding proposals, will need to gather two-thirdssupport in both houses of the Legislature. TheSession will be complicated. However, thedistinguishing factor in this Session is that bothRepublicans and Democrats are talking aboutincreasing funding for education. While there arediffering opinions as to how to do it, GovernorSandoval has laid the gauntlet down and said therewill be more funding. This is a good start.

Now, the work begins. Our voices as teachingprofessionals must be heard. That will only happen ifall of us get involved. No one can say they do not

have the time. That is precisely the reason why wehave to make the time. If we don’t speak up, otherswill. CCEA is organizingin every building to geteducators involved inthis session. Contactyour building rep orCCEA’s office and findout how you can getinvolved in the MORE forOur Students campaign.

CCEA, with the assistance of NEA and NSEA, haslaunched an aggressive member mobilization plan forthis legislative session. Legislative Action Team(LAT) Interns have been trained on how to organizetheir building for member engagement when thesession begins. If you are interested in joining orbeing part of this effort, please contact your UniServDirector (702-733-3063).

The Governor took a bold step and proposedmore funding for education by asking businesses topay more. Now it is up to us to be part of the politicalprocess that will shape public education for the nexttwo years. You can sign up for our text alert systemby texting the keyword CCEA to 877877 to stayinformed when the session begins on February 2,2015.

Key Dates for MemberMobilization:•• February 2 — Opening of the LegislativeSession: 1,000 teachers send a message to fundmore for our schools

•• March 2 — Education Awareness Day:10,000 teachers button up for more funding forour students

The 2015 Nevada Legislative Session(continues from front page)


We are taking busloads ofeducators to Carson City for aneducators’ lobby day. This isduring Spring break. Please save this date and sign up forthis very important event. Wewant to have hundreds ofeducators outside and inside thehalls of the Capitol to letlawmakers know where we standon these issues.

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2015 CCEA ElectionBallot On Its Way

Check your mailbox for a pink envelopeNominations for the 2015 CCEA Elections closed at the December 16, 2014Association Representative (AR) Council meeting. As prescribed in Bylaws,candidates in unopposed offices were declared elected at the meeting. Theywere:

• CCEA Executive Officers:Secretary - Marie Thrower Treasurer - Robert Hollowood

• CCEA Executive Board:Seat 1A - Jim Frazee Seat 2A - Don Kimura Seat 5A - Loretta Harper

• NSEA Board of Directors:Seat J - Tyrone L. McMullinsSeat L - Cassandra W. Bell

Races moving to the ballot are:• CCEA Executive Board: Zones 3A and 4A• NSEA Board of Directors: Seats G, H, I and K• CCEA TIP Coordinating Council• Delegates to NSEA Delegate Assembly• Delegates to NEA Representative Assembly (state and local)

By now you should have received the elections newsletter containing thecandidate provided statements. It was mailed to all members on January 15.A PDF file of the newsletter is available for viewing and downloading — simply click onthe 2015 CCEA Elections story.

Ballots were logged by membersof the Elections Committee onJanuary 22 and released for bulkmail processing to members’ latestaddress on record. Be on thelookout for this bright, hot pinkenvelope. If by February 2 you have not received your ballot, please contactLetty Elias at CCEA (702-733-3063) and provide your mailing address to havea ballot reissued.

Ballots must be RECEIVED at the clearinghouse — Daniel McArthur,Ltd., 501 S. Rancho Drive #E-30, Las Vegas, NV 89106 — by 5:00 p.m. onFriday, February 20, 2015.

Tabulation of ballots will take place at the CCEA office on Monday,February 23. Results will be presented to the AR Council for ratification atthe February 24 meeting. Once ratified, results will be posted on the CCEAwebsite.

Take an active role in shaping your Union—cast your vote!


February 2015African American History Month

February 2, 20152015 Session of the Nevada

Legislature Begins

February 12, 2015CCSD School Board Mtg.

February 13, 2015Professional Development Day

February 14, 2015Valentine’s Day

February 16, 2015Presidents’ Day (no school)** CCEA Offices Closed **

February 20, 2015CCEA Election - Ballots Due toClearinghouse by 5:00 p.m.

February 21, 2015CCEA Executive Board Mtg.

February 24, 2015CCEA Association Rep Council Mtg.

February 26, 2015CCSD School Board Mtg.

March 2015Music in Our Schools & Youth Art Month

March 2, 2014Read Across America Day

Education Awareness Day — WearYour Button & Take a School Photo

March 3, 2015CCEA Executive Board Mtg.

March 12, 2015CCSD School Board Mtg.

March 15, 2015Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 17, 2015CCEA Executive Board Mtg.

St. Patrick’s Day

March 24, 2015CCEA Association Rep Council Mtg.

In This Issue: 2015 Nevada Legislative Session ........................p1CCEA Election - Ballots On Their Way! ..............p3FAQs About Investigatory Meetings ...................p4CCEA Bylaw Amendments Due March 1st ........p4Planning Ahead for Your Retirement...................p5

Above & Beyond the Call of Duty Award ...........p5Member Benefits & Special Discounts...........p6-9Read Across America: Recommended Books ..p7Black History Month: Ideas & Resources..........p82014 Tax Information..............................................p82015 CCEA Scholarship Information ............p10-11 Jan/Feb 2015 | CCEA Express • Page 3

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What should I do if I receive an“investigatory” interview notice?It is critical that you know your rights under the contract (coveredunder Article 36: Disciplinary Procedures). Below are answers tosome of the most frequently asked questions.

When do I have the right to a union representative at a meeting?Pursuant to Article 36-4, an employee about to undergo an

investigatory interview has a right to representation if the teacherreasonably believes the result of the interview can result in discipline.

Furthermore, Article 36-6 provides that an “employee’s right torepresentation during the course of an interview arises if thesupervising administrator takes any steps beyond merely informingthe employee of a disciplinary action.”

How do I determine if I am being investigated and need a representativepresent?

An employee about to undergo an investigatory meeting must begiven reasonable notice. Reasonable notice is defined as prior daynotice and the subject of the conference.

Are there many investigatory interviews held?CCEA representatives attended more than 900 investigatory

interviews with members during the 2013-2014 school year.Educators have a 184-day contract, making this an average of 5investigatory interviews per day.

To recap:� Written notice must be received� Prior day notice (does not mean 24 hours notice)� Notice shall include the subject of the conference (i.e.incident on the playground, failure to complete lesson plans,alleged use of corporal punishment, etc.)

Who is responsible to schedule an association representative once noticehas been given?

It is the member’s responsibility, once the district has given priornotice, to schedule a representative to attend the investigatorymeeting. If you receive a notice of an investigatory meeting,you should contact CCEA immediately. As you can see from thelarge volume of investigatory meetings attended during the previousschool year, immediate scheduling is critical.

What does an association member need to do to schedule an associationrepresentative?

Call CCEA at 702-733-3063 to schedule a representative toattend the investigatory meeting with you. Please inform the frontdesk that you have a meeting and need immediate assistance. DONOT E-MAIL that you need a representative, the e-mail may not beread in time.

When in doubt ... call CCEA 702-733-3063!



AmendmentsMarch 1

deadline forsubmissions

The CCEA BylawsCommittee is acceptingamendment proposals tothe CCEA Bylaws. Asprescribed in the bylaws,the deadline forsubmission of theamendments is March 1.A PDF file with the formatrequired for theamendment submissioncan be downloaded on theCCEA website

Proposed amendmentforms must be received atthe CCEA office no laterthan March 1, 2015.

If you have anyquestions regarding thesubmittal process, contactBylaws Committee staffliaison Marianne Perosi at702-733-3063.


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Planning Ahead forYour Retirement

The Clark Retired Education Association (CREA) invitesyou to attend an important and informative session:Planning Ahead for Your Financial Retirement Future.

CREA has lined up speakers from Social Security, PERS,Health Trust and NEA Member Benefits to provide youwith general information and guidance as you plan foryour retirement days.

To help you prepare, two sessions have been scheduled:

Dates: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 ANDWednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Teachers Health Trust - Sedway Room2950 E. Rochelle Avenue, Las Vegas 89121(Corner of Rochelle & McLeod, next to Silver StateSchools Credit Union)

Tuesday Topics: Wednesday Topics:NEA Member Benefits NEA Member BenefitsAttorney AttorneyPERS PERSSocial Security Teachers Health Trust

• • • • • • • • •

SEATING IS LIMITED.Informational meetings are limited

to 100 attendees each.• • • • • • • • •

To secure your seat for one of the sessions, e-mail

[email protected] later than Friday, February 27, 2015.

When e-mailing your RSVP, be sure to indicate thechosen date, name/names of those attending, and a

contact phone number.

Do you know ofsomeone whogoes ABOVE &BEYOND THE

CALL OF DUTY?The CCEA Ethnic Minority AffairsCommittee presents the 16th annual “Aboveand Beyond the Call of Duty Award”nomination process.

This award aims to recognize and paytribute to CCEA members who have gone“Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” inworking with ethnic minority students.

Criteria for nomination:1. The nominee must be a CCEA member

and nominated by a CCEA member.2. The nominee voluntarily gave time to

his/her school while working with ethnicminority students on projects that are“Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.”

3. The nominee promoted culturalawareness through projects whileworking with ethnic minority students onprojects which are “Above and Beyondthe Call of Duty.”

4. The nominee participated in activitiesoutside of the instructional day thatpositively affected the educationalprocess of ethnic minority studentswithout receiving compensation.

5. The nominee performed duties outside ofhis/her contractual responsibilities dueto extenuating circumstances whileworking with ethnic minority students.

To download the nomination form, A one-page detaileddescription of the activity the nominee isinvolved in, and how it impacts ethnicminority students, must accompany thenomination form.

Nomination forms must be received atCCEA by Friday, April 10, 2015. If youshould have any questions, please contactEMAC chairpersons Tyrone McMullins orPam Avdoian through Interact.

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CCEA is proud to continue the $avings tradition tohelp you make your Easter & springbreak celebrations more special!

Order your HoneyBaked Ham or HoneyBakedTurkey by 6:00 p.m, March 20th and enjoy thesesavings:

Special Avg. CCEASize of the CCEA Counter PricingHoneyBaked Ham Pricing Pricing Savings

4.5 lb Boneless Half Ham $40.00 $43.61 $3.61

9 lb Boneless Whole Ham $80.00 $87.21 $7.21

8 lb Honey Baked Ham (Bone In) $55.00 $61.97 $6.97

9 lb Honey Baked Ham (Bone In) $60.00 $69.26 $9.26

10 lb Honey Baked Ham (Bone In) $65.00 $76.55 $11.55

Smoked Turkey Breast $26.00 $28.10 $2.10

Roasted Turkey Breast $26.00 $28.10 $2.10

10-12 lb Roasted Whole Turkey $40.00 $40.00 --

10-12 lb Smoked Whole Turkey $40.00 $40.00 --

10-12 lb Cajun Whole Turkey $40.00 $40.00 --

Pork Roast w/BBQ Sauce (serves 4) $16.99 $19.99 $3.00

Contact Sharon Whalum @ 702-473-1009 or 702-733-3063 to take advantage of this offer.

Method of payment: Payroll deduction only. Deductionwill take place on the April 10, 2015 paycheck.

To pick up your order, stop by the CCEA office(4230 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas 89121)

Thursday, March 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

No order will be placed without a completed payroll deduction form, which must be RECEIVED

by CCEA no later than 6:00 p.m., March 26th.

CCEA is not responsible for unclaimed hams and/or turkeys. Sorry, payroll deduction will still take place on unclaimed orders.

Volume 15, Issue 2 January/February 2015The CCEA Express is an official publication of theClark County Education Association (CCEA), 4230McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121. It is published8 times a year (August through June/July). Thepublication’s goal is to keep Association membersabreast of issues affecting public education and toprovide economic benefits.

Vikki Courtney PresidentTheo Small Vice PresidentCindy K. Johnson SecretaryCassandra W. Bell TreasurerJohn Vellardita Executive Director

Letty Elias Editor/Layout/DesignValeria Gurr-Ovalle Editorial AssistantSharon Whalum Contributor

R•I•T CompetitionDeaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Students9th-12th Grade

Attention Clark County Teaching Professionals!

Do you have deaf or hard-of-hearing studentswith impressive artistic skills? Encouragethem to enter Rochester’s Institute ofTechnology Digital Arts, Film and AnimationCompetition for Deaf and Hard-of-HearingStudents.

The competition is for 9th-12th gradestudents creating work in Web design,graphic media, 3-D animation, film,interactive media and photo illustration.Winners in each category will receive a cashprize of $250.

You can see last year’s winning entries andhelp your students enter their work You will need tocomplete a recommendation for yourstudent(s). Entry deadline is March 17, 2015.

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March 2, 2015 is just around the corner,and on that day millions of peopleacross the nation will come together tojoin NEA’s Read Across Americacelebration. This annual readingmotivation and awareness program callsfor every child in every community tocelebrate reading on March 2 in thecompany of a caring adult.

Teachers, teenagers, librarians,parents, grandparents, and othersdevelop NEA’s Read AcrossAmerica activities to bringreading excitement to childrenof all ages.

Read Across Americais the perfect event to

motivate children to readbecause we all know that

reading is an important factor instudent achievement andcreating lifelong successful

readers.To help you kick-off your Read

Across America reading celebration, visit NEA’sRead Across America web page — — where you will find many activity ideas,resources and materials, and opportunities for involvement in children’s reading throughout the

year. Everything you need to plan your reading event, from simple to elaborate, is right there.

Read Across AmericaMarch 2nd is an exciting reading day!

TEACHERS ACROSS AMERICARECOMMEND:1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein4. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss5. Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

6. I Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

7. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

8. Oh! The Places You Will Go by Dr. Seuss

9. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

10. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

11. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

12. Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

13. The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss14. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss15. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate

DiCamillo16. The Mitten by Jan Brett17. Crunching Carrots, Not Candy by Judy Slack

18. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willlems

19. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling20. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

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If you were a dues paying member of CCEA for the calendaryear January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, the itemizedmiscellaneous dues deduction that you may be able to deducton your 2014 tax return is $734.00.

For more information, visit and search for“Inst 1040” under product number. For specific tax questionsand advice, we recommend you consult with your tax adviser.

Ideas &Resources

February is Black History Month. Thisyear’s celebration theme is A Century ofBlack Life, History, and Culture.

To help you celebrate African-Americanhistory and culture, here is a collectionof websites that provide educationalmaterials, lesson plans, and other helpfulresources.

• one of the most extensiveresources available, visit the InfoPlease website. You will findinformation on history and timelines,contemporary issues, biographies andspecial features, quizzes andcrosswords, and other resources. Agreat resource for February’scelebration.

• Education World you will findclassroom activities that encouragestudents to learn about and reflect uponimportant events and significant figuresin African American history. Activitiessuch as the African American Read-In,Wax Museum, Skin Deep Lesson, DreamBook, Online Rosa Parks Lesson, aRead List and much more. A great stopfor your classroom activities.

• the history and culture of AfricanAmericans and browse througheducational resources, including lessonplans for grades 3-12.

• Legends of Tuskegee online exhibithighlights Booker T. Washington,George Washington Carver, and theTuskegee Airmen and their affiliationwith the Tuskegee Institute, site ofAfrican-American achievements formore than 100 years.

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Did you know that CCEA offersnotary public services FREE ofcharge to all CCEA members?That’s right, NO charge regardlessof the number of documents.Take advantage of this benefit.

Call the CCEA office to set up an appointment.You will need your documents and a valid ID.

Teachers will enjoy:• On-going offer for complimentary

tickets to select shows.• 15% off dining at Crossroads

Restaurant (excludes alcoholic beverages) Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89178

Schedule your appointment by calling 702-733-3063. Jan/Feb 2015 | CCEA Express • Page 9

Members Only

Nevada Study

SessionNevada School Law ExamNevada Constitution ExamU.S. Constitution Exam

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015Thursday, April 23, 2015

Place: Teachers Health Trust BuildingSedway Conference Room2950 E. Rochelle AvenueLas Vegas, NV 89121

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Seating is limited. Call 702-473-1003 or e-mail Courtney Pattonat [email protected] or through Interact

with your selected date.Hurry, classes fill quickly!

For your convenience, the Nevada Lawbooklet may be purchased at the study

session for $15.00 — payment only throughpayroll deduction (form to be submitted at


•• Exam Information ••

IMPORTANT: You MUST pre-register forthe exams. The registration link( isavailable approximately 5 weeks prior tothe exam.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Place: Keller Middle School301 N. Fogg Street, LV 89110(Stewart & Fogg, off East Charleston Blvd.)

Time: 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:00 a.m. andwill close at 10:15 a.m.)

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January 26, 2015

Dear CCEA Member:

The Clark County Education Association (CCEA) is sponsoring its annual scholarship program for the2014-2015 school year. Our main goal is to encourage the well-rounded student to strive foreducational excellence. We are offering twenty (20) $2,000.00 scholarships, which will be awarded tosuccessful applicants. Scholarships will be awarded in the following areas: education (includinguniversity students accepted into student teaching/educational internship programs), non-educationmajors, vocational/technical/trade majors, and culturally diverse/minority students.

The student must meet the following criteria in order to be nominated:a) Nominated by any CCEA member (form on page 11) prior to application for scholarship.b) Related to a CCEA member. This relationship is defined in Article 1-11 of the CCSD/CCEA

Negotiated Agreement. CCEA membership must be effective for the prior two (2) years or themember must have joined when first eligible for membership.

c) A 2015 graduating Clark County public school student. (Not applicable to studentteaching/educational internship applicants.)

d) Nomination form due on February 27, 2015.

Application, including essay topic, will be mailed to the student on or before March 6, 2015.

Scholarships will be awarded based upon:a) A minimum grade point average of 2.5, unweighted.b) Challenging curriculum.c) Extracurricular activities, work experience, and/or community service.d) A typewritten essay of no more than one (1) page, 10-12 pt., double-spaced.e) Two (2) one-page letters of recommendation that cannot be from a parent/guardian. f) Seventh semester high school transcript bearing the official seal of the school

including official SAT/ACT scores or student teaching/educational internship universitytranscript bearing official university seal.

g) SAT and/or ACT scores are not required for Vocational Scholarships or studentteaching/internship applicants.

h) Agreement that scholarship funds must be used by October 31, 2017.

The nomination forms only must be stamped received by the CCEA office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Additional nomination forms may be obtained by calling Marianne Perosi at 702-473-1014 or may bedownloaded by visiting the CCEA website at


Vikki Courtney Iretta PearsonCCEA President Scholarship Chairperson

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School Phone #


Student Teacher/Internship


City, State, Zip Code

Home Phone


Date of Graduation

Name of Relative who is a CCEA Member

Article 1-11: The term “Immediate Family” ... shall mean mother, father, husband, wife, son, daughter,brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, foster child, step child, step parent, or any person living inthe immediate household of the employee, grandmother, grandfather, grandchild, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, aunt, uncle, and foster parent.

Scholarship funds must be used by October 31, 2017.

MEMBER NOMINATOR INFORMATIONName S.S. # (last 4 numbers acceptable)

School Phone #


City, State, Zip Code

Home Phone


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Nomination forms must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015.There will be no exceptions.

Please return this completed form to CCEA, Attn: Marianne Perosi, 4230 McLeod Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89121

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4230 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121Tel. 702-733-3063 •



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Be an active voice for the teaching professionand for the students you educate.

Your involvement during the 2015 Legislative Session will be key in our ability to secure MOREresources for our students and funding for our schools. Staying in touch with you will be criticalto our success, so we must activate a rapid-response communication system to bring you newsfrom the capitol as they are happening and calls to action as needed.

Sign up for CCEA’s texting program today! Text CCEA to 877877.

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