What is PWEA?
Mission, Vision & Values of PWEA
To advocate for our students and education professionals and to unite our members with the Prince William community to fulfill the promise of a great public education.
A great public education for every student in Prince William County.
- Commitment: PWEA believes in commitment to its members and the students they serve.
- Collective Action: PWEA believes individuals are strengthened when they work together for the common good. As education professionals, we improve both our professional status and the quality of public education when we unite and advocate collectively.
- Integrity: PWEA believes all education employees should be treated with respect, dignity and integrity.
- Professionalism: PWEA believes the expertise and judgment of education professionals are critical to student success. We expect the highest professional standards from our members, and in turn, we expect the status, compensation, and respect due all professionals.
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What is NEA?
Where do my dues dollars go?
Do my dues dollars go towards political candidates?
How do I become a member?
Join now using this online form
What are the benefits of membership?
Can anyone become a member?
How much are dues?
Current dues are as follows:
- Full Time Certified: $27.37 per pay
- Half time Certified: $14.17 per pay
- Full time ESP (classified) $14.58 per pay
- Half time ESP (classified) $7.89 per pay
- Substitute: $179.24 for the year
- Food Service and Transportation full time: $17.50 per pay
- Food Service and Transportation part time: $9.47 per pay
How can I get involved?
Who serves on the PWEA Board of Directors?
Can I have a silent witness in a meeting?
Per PWCS Regulation 506.03-1 “When such a conference concerns dismissal, placement on probation, or suspension, or when another supervisor is present at such conference, the employee shall have the right to have present during the conference a silent witness of the employee’s choice other than an attorney.”
You also have the right to know what a meeting will be in advance. If it is one of the scenarios listed above, you have the right to reschedule that meeting until a silent witness can be arranged. A silent witness can be anyone of your choosing, it does not necessarily have to be office staff. Do ask the silent witness to please send a copy of their notes to the PWEA office.
When should I call the office?
- If you are placed on an action plan
- If Child Protective Services (CPS) are involved
- If Police are involved
- If Risk Management is involved
- If you are called in for a disciplinary meeting
- Or if you ever have a question!