Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lobby Day 2016

Lobby Day will be held on February 1, 2016 in Richmond. Members of BVEA, District A, and Southwest UniServ will travel to Richmond to speak with our delegates and senators about the issues we are facing in public education.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Local Presidents Retreat Begins

BVEA Co-Presidents, Tracey Mercier and Melissa Warren are busy working for the association at the Local Presidents Retreat in Richmond. They will be working with other veteran presidents from across the state of Virginia to train local presidents.  

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Local Presidents Retreat

BVEA Co-Presidents, Tracey Mercier and Melissa Warren will be representing the BVEA at the Local Presidents Retreat. They will both be trainers at this event. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Southwest Organizing Institute

VEA members will be gathering in Bristol this week for the first Southwest Organizing Institute.  We are excited to have everyone come to Bristol and to be able to participate in this exciting training event.  Co-President, Tracey Mercier will be a trainer in the Teacher Evaluation strand and Co-President, Melissa Warren will be a trainer in the Developing Organizing Skills strand.

Monday, August 25, 2014

VEA President, Members Appointed to SOL Reform Group by Governor

The voices of Virginia Education Association members will be heard as the Commonwealth’s new Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee began its potentially classroom-changing work in July..

The Association’s president, Meg Gruber, an earth science teacher from Prince William County, has been appointed to the panel, along with VEA members Karen Cross, a civics and government teacher in Bristol City Public Schools, and Benjamin Williams, director of testing for Roanoke County Public Schools. “For a long time, we've been saying that Virginia’s SOL system needs work,” said Gruber. “There has been too much testing, too much taken from instruction, and too much misuse of test results. In this year’s General Assembly, politicians on both sides of the aisle agreed, and this committee is one of our first steps in creating a more effective and equitable system of standards and assessments for our students. It’s going to be exciting work.”

The committee, appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, will create recommendations for the Virginia Board of Education and the General Assembly on ways to reform SOL assessments and measures of student growth. Gruber, Cross and Williams will join 25 others on the committee, among them current and former superintendents, local school board members, and representatives from higher education and professional organizations. Later, several members of the General Assembly will also join the group, which held its first meeting in Richmond July 15.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Stand Up for Public Education

We need all BVEA members, BVPS teachers, parents of BVPS students, retired BVPS teachers, and citizens of Bristol to come out and attend the City Council meeting Tuesday, August 5, at 7:00 PM.  
If you care about the quality of education for our children, we need you to come to the meeting. This is a called meeting and a Budget proposal is being presented.  This will affect all residents of Bristol, students, and teachers.  We will meet at Central Office at 6:40 PM and walk over to the meeting together.  Please wear black and orange.  Contact us if you have any questions at bveanews@gmail.com.  Thank you!