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Featured Event: Will Night

Attorney A. Martin Herring, Esquire is the official provider of will preparation services for Mideastern Region members. Make an appointment to meet with him to create a will or update your current will.

Click on the Learn More box to view upcoming dates and for scheduling information. 

PSEA Member Benefits

Did you know your PSEA membership can help you save money on things such as contact lenses, Verizon Wireless, and even college?

Take a minute to check out the full line up!

Adler Award & Human and Civil Rights Nominations

The Celebrating Excellence Awards include PSEA's Adler Friend of Education Award and Human and Civil Rights Awards. Honorees are selected by the PSEA Human & Civil Rights Committee and confirmed by the PSEA Board of Directors. Awards are presented each spring at the PSEA House of Delegates.

The Adler Award honors an individual who has made outstanding statewide contributions to public education. Human and Civil Rights Awards honor individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to human and civil rights in Pennsylvania.

PSEA is accepting nominations for the 2020 Adler Award and the Human and Civil Rights Awards, to be presented on May 14, 2020 in Pittsburgh at the Celebrating Excellence Awards Dinner. 

Nominations for the Adler Award are being accepted through December 31, 2019.  See Adler Award for more information.

Nominations for the Human and Civil Rights Awards are being accepted through December 31, 2019.  See Human and Civil Rights Awards for more information.

Council for the Advancement of Public Schools

Be sure to check on the website and Facebook page of CAPS! Help us spread the word about the amazing things happening in our public schools, thanks to the hard work and dedication of PSEA members. If you have a PR item that you'd like us to feature, please send photos and a brief description to MideasternRegion@gmail.com

Teachers Academic Award

Enter to Win!

Enter today at teachersacademicaward.com for your chance to win $2,500 to purchase classroom supplies courtesy of our NEA Member Benefits partner, California Casualty. 

Act 48/Chapter 14 Nights

The Mideastern Region and Division members will have an opportunity to earn up to 18 hours of Act 48/Chapter 14 credit via evening events this upcoming school year! Please click "Learn More" to access the MER Act 48/Chapter 14 Registration links and learn more information on each event:

  • Tuesday January 7th, 5pm, MER Office - Working with your EA and ESP Colleagues

  • Monday February 10th, 5pm, MER Office - Student Achievement and Poverty

  • Monday March 9th, 5pm, MER Office - Read Aloud with Confidence

  • Wednesday April 15th, 5pm, MER Office - Helping Students Build Connections with "Everyday Hero" Stories (Author Event)

Pre-Retirement Workshops

Is Retirement on your horizon? Let PSEA help you with your planning!

Where: PSEA Mideastern Region Office (601 Bethlehem Pike, Building C, Montgomeryville, PA 18936)

Time: 4:30pm Registration, Welcome and Dinner
          4:45pm PSEA Member Benefits Vendor Presentations
          5:00pm Understanding Social Secuirty, Kades Margolis
          5:30pm Retirement Options for Your Pension, PSEA Retirement Consultant

Each workshop is limited to the first 100 respondents, spots fill up very quickly. Any PSEA member is welcome to attend and bring one guest, the even fee is $15 per person and includes dinner and dessert. 

Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday January 15, 2020 (Session Full)
  • Wednesday February 12, 2020 (Session Full)
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 (Session Full)

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Bucks & Montgomery County Schools Healthcare Consortium Meeting Dates

Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the following times, unless otherwise noted below. Meetings are held at either the PSEA Mideastern Region Office (601 Bethlehem Pike, Building C, Montgomeryville PA 18936) or at the Bucks County Intermedite Unit (705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901)

9:00a.m.-10:00a.m. - Governing Body

10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. - Full Trustee Meeting

Future meeting dates and locations for the Bucks & Montgomery County Schools Healthcare Consortium are:

  • Thursday Jan. 16th, 2020 @ BCIU
  • Thursday Feb. 20th, 2020 @ PSEA
  • Thursday Mar. 19th, 2020 @ BCIU
  • Thursday Apr. 23rd, 2020 @ PSEA
  • Thursday May 21st, 2020 @ BCIU
  • Thursday Jun. 18th, 2020 @ PSEA
  • Thursday July 16th, 2020 @ BCIU (only if needed)

January 23, 2020

ACE Training

When: Thursday January 23rd, 2020

Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Where: Mideastern Region Office (601 Bethlehem Pike, Building C, Montgomeryville, PA 18936)

Join the elite PSEA member grassroots advocacy program. Share your stories and educate legislators on the policies and issues that impact your schools, classrooms, and students. 

This is a FREE event which includes a dinner. Dinner will be ready by 4:30pm and the training will start at 5:00pm. 

Questions please contact Jennifer Statler - jstatler@psea.org or 717-255-7095

Registration is requried to attend. Please register by Friday January 17th, 2020.

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MER Executive Committee Meetings

The next Mideastern Region Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 5pm. A light dinner will be served.

Future meeting dates are:

  • February 26th, 2020
  • March 25th, 2020
  • May 27th, 2020

New Leader Symposium for New EA/ESP Officers

2019-2020 New Leader Symposium

The New Leader Symposium is a program created for newly elected EA and ESP Officers.

The goals of this program are to help participants:

  • Identify the characteristics of effective leadership and relate them to the role of union leaders
  • Identify the tools and needs for local association organizing
  • Gain an understanding of compensation and healthcare
  • Understand their role as an advocate, contract enforcer and grievance processor

Schedule of Meetings - Meetings will be held from 5pm-7pm

  • February 20th, 2020 - COHORT Meeting #3 - Introduction to Salary Schedules, Negotiations and Healthcare
  • April 30th, 2020 - COHORT Meeting #4 - Introduction to Grievance Writing, Contract Enforcement and Advocacy

Interested officers should register through the link below.

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MER Coordinated Bargaining

Our Coordinated Bargaining meetings offer time and space for local officers, bargaining teams, and PSEA staff to work together towards our goal of attaining quality salaries, benefits, and working conditions for our members and their families. Please check out our line up of staff presentations for this year!

The next Mideastern Region Coordinated Bargaining Meeting is scheduled for Monday March 2nd at 5pm. Those attending are required to register. A light dinner will be served. 

Future meeting dates are:

  • April 6th, 2020
  • May 4th, 2020

View the Coordinated Bargaining Topics for 2019-2020

MER ESP Division Meetings & Workshops

2019-2020 Meetings & Workshops

The ESP Mideastern Division announces the following meeting dates and topics (please click "Learn More" to access the ESP registration links and more information on each event).

  • Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 - Mideastern Division Annual Spring Meeting & Workshop
    • Workshop Title: Paraprofessionals Working on Group Process Problem-Solving presented by Nate Greenawalt, PSEA Director of Special Field Programs

  • Tuesday May 12th, 2020 - Workshop (only)
    • Workshop Title: What Makes them Tick? presented by Judith Petruzzi, PSEA Director of Ed Services. 

Continuing Education Hours are available with District Pre-approval

All ESP members of the Mideastern Region are invited to attend any Division Meeting & Workshop. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED to attend these meetings/workshops. Registration opens 3-4 weeks prior to each meeting.

(Workshop topics, dates, and times are subject to change)

March 26, 2020

Cheese & Weingarten Event

When: Thursday March 26th, 2020

Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery (1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown, PA 18940)

Please join us on Thursday, March 26th from 4:30pm-7pm at Crossing Vineyards in Newtown to learn about your rights as a Union Member! Attendees will learn information about our Weingarten Rights, when to use them, and what to do in a variety of situations in which members may find themselves. The event is open to all EA and ESP members in our region/division. Registration is $20 and includes two drink tickets (beer or wine) and plenty of food: cheese and fruit, filet tenderloin crossiants, shrimp cocktail, baked goods, and much more! 

Sign up early: enrollment is capped at 60 members.

We hope to see you there!

Labor Information Night

When: Wednesday April 1, 2020

Time: 5pm

Where: Mideastern Region Office (601 Bethlehem Pike, Building C, Montgomeryville, PA 18936)

An introduction to the NLRB, its purpose, and the effects of its decision on employees, unions and employers.

Presented by Patrice Tisdale, Field Attorney, National Labor Relations Board

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PSEA-Retired

Are you interested in being a lifelong PSEA member? You can sign up if you are in year one or year 35 of your career - or anywhere in between! The earlier you sign up, the more money you will save on dues. You can enroll in PSEA-Retired FOR LIFE with a one-time dues payment of $774, or break that into four payments of $193.50 over a two-year period. This is a great way to continue to stay involved and engaged with the work of the association as well as continued use of our member benefits. For more information and to enroll, click on the learn more box below.

Career Technology Education Focus Group Meetings

The Mideastern Region Career and Technical Education Focus Group is a chance for the leadership of Mideastern Region's 6 CTE's to work together to create positive change and strength for their union. 

Upcoming Meeting:

  • Thursday May 7, 2020

Upcoming Events

Join us on Facebook

Join the PSEA Mideastern Region or Mideastern ESP Division Facebook group to find information and updates on region events, education policy, and legislative happenings in Harrisburg and Washington.

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Resources

For members

Executive Committee

Information for members of the PSEA Mideastern Region Executive Committee.