CVEA HAS begun the bargaining process. We have released our proposal template and ask that all bargaining requests be returned to the CVEA office by February 28th. So far we are getting back great ideas for changes to benefit members. The Team of 12 will gather information and prioritize all proposals received. We hope to begin bargaining in April and finalize salary issues in August.
For more information on our partnership with Homestreet Bank, click on the link on the sidebar to the right....
Considering buying a home? Attend an upcoming seminar and learn how to build a budget, prepare your credit, and get a comprehensive overview of the homebuying process from a noncommissioned Affinity loan officer and other real estate professionals before you start looking for a home. This class also offers a certificate of completion from the WA State Housing Finance Commission that can be used when applying for down-payment assistance.
Lunch will be provided!
To register for one of these classes you can call the Hometown Hotline at 509-209-2547, or go online
Good idea to review those building files!
It's a good practice to review your building file at least once a year to ensure that the information in it is accurate, up-
to-date, and relevant to your current assignment.
For those of you who have been with the district for many years, your building file (defined as supervisory or working file in the CBA) has the potential of containing very old information that may not be particularly helpful to have around. For example, a complaint letter from one disgruntled parent 5 years ago is not likely to be reflective of your career accomplishments, so it would make sense to remove it. Please see the
May Newsletter for more information.