Central Valley Education Association

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." — William Butler Yeats

Increases Coming...

This year, state funding grows by $360 million.
Next year, combined changes to local and state funding add nearly a billion more.

•By FY 2021, the combined changes to state and local funding will provide $2.4 billion above last school year’s level.

•By 2021 total state funding for K-12 will grow to $13 billion a year (11% more than last year).

•These are big increases which will make local bargaining even more important during implementation.

Important Compensation Changes...

EHB 2242 Local Leader Training 

Beginning in 2018-19
• State compensation allocated on averages

• No state SAM – local bargaining of base pay schedules begins

• First year of a phase in of market rate salaries

• Regional pay

• 1 additional day of state funded professional development


Legislature approves budget; big changes coming to educator pay and bargaining

Buying a Home Soon?

For more information on our partnership with Homestreet Bank, click on the link on the sidebar to the right....

Attendees to one of the workshops below will receive a certificate that is good for two years that will give you access to down payment assistance through Home Street Bank's affiliation with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.



Professional Development Clock Hours
If you have taken professional development classes through CVSD, you must go into HRM+ and fill out the evaluation within 30 days of the completion of the class or course. Failure to do this will result in the loss of those clock hours with no chance to recover them.

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.

Unions are under attack...  This means you are too!

The purpose of teacher's unions is generally to be a strong, unified advocating body for teachers. Unions advocate for teachers, but have an interest in the functioning of the overall education system. Unions are comprised of professionals deeply interested in, and passionate about education. Through the strength of their numbers, Unions are also able to provide a wealth of resources to their members that members would usually otherwise not be able to afford. These resources alone are perhaps reason enough to join the union, since access to many wonderful tools would otherwise not be possible or cost- effective without the union.

In Friedrichs v. CTA, a disgruntled teacher,  along with some special interest groups are attacking unions.  If successful, this attack could have far reaching consequences on teachers right here in Spokane.  Watch the intriguing video on the right at the top to learn more. 

Show Your Solidarity

Our Mission:

The mission of the Central Valley Education Association is to contribute to excellence in education in the Central Valley School District through professional training and support of its members.