October 16, 2020

HEA Negotiations Update – October 16, 2020

HEA Members:

First, the bargaining team wants to thank each and every one of you for all that you have done this fall to continue to make the Helena School District a great place to learn. The extra hours that you have spent on your classes, overcoming the frustrating technology components, and learning new platforms has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated by the Union! You are the most valuable component to the school system. Thank you!

We have started this school year working under our 2019-2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement. HEA and HSD have come to a tentative agreement on much of the language pieces of the CBA, and we believe that the changes will be beneficial to teachers. While the HEA team presented a number of salary options this spring, nothing has been accepted by the district. We have waited almost 8 weeks for a response to our last rejected offer.

We are now working in a smaller group format to try to jump start the negotiations. At...

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Officers

Maria Foot – Capital High 2020-2022

1st Vice President

 

Erika McMillin – Warren & ETC. 2019-2021

2nd Vice President

Paul Phillips – Capital High 2019-2021

Secretary

 

Nicole Peterson – Rossiter 2019-2021

Treasurer

Building Representatives

Adult Basic Ed

Jonna Schwartz

 

All Schools – MBC

Courtney Hanson         

                        

Broadwater

Jessica Sichelstiel

*

 

Bryant

Megan Blake

*

 

Capital High

Adam Clinch

Becca Leaphart

Tricia Rummel

Kevin Ward

Trudy Wood

*

 

Central

Scott Herzig          

Jennifer Jenkins

*

CRA MS                

Jill Hanson

Michael Madsen

Marc McCauley

Nancy Peterson

*

 

Four Georgians

Joanna Nelson

Severena Samuelson

Kim Stout

 

Hawthorne

John Chaffee

*

Helena High

Joanne Didriksen

Zach Harris

Rob Holter

Merren Marks

Claire Pichette

Lacy Svingen

Jill Van Alstyne

HMS

Shelly Ehli

Elizabeth Grev

Jayme Parrish

*

Jefferson

Abby Kuhl

*

 

Jim Darcy

Talor LeBrun

Riann Sexton

Cori Wellenstein

 

Kessler

Joanna Lund

*

                                

PAL

Jeri Rittel

 

Ray Bjork

Dolan Gilreath

*

 

Rossiter

Rebecca Gustovich

Heidi Herbolich

Ricky Thompson

 

Smith

Christy Heun

*

 

Warren
Molly Moore

*

Board of Directors

TEACHERS:

Sarah Van Stry – Capital High School 2019-2021

 

Reg Hageman – Capital High School 2020-2022

Emily Petrik – Helena High School 2019-2021

Shannin PreshingerHelena High School 2020-2022

Jesse Franzen – Helena Middle School 2019-2021

Glen Wall C.R. Anderson Middle School 2019-2021

Shanna Kimball – Kessler 2020-2022

*Elementary Rep 2020-2022

Anna Alger – Rossiter 2019-2021​

Carson Yahvah – Four Georgians 2019-2021

PARAEDUCATORS:

Cathy Malach – Capital High School 2020-2022

Leighann Wilson – Warren 2019-2021

Avra Branson – Four Georgians 2019-2021

Committees

APETS 

Marc McCauley

*Elementary

* High School

 

Audit

Jake West

Big Sky Central Labor Council

Maria Foot

Budget

Nicole Peterson

Jane Shawn

Calendar

Shannon Callahan

Renee Driessen

Joice Franzen

Dolan Gilreath

John Peterson

Nancy Peterson

Leighann Wilson

*

*

Contract Maintenance

Maria Foot - chair

Kelly Elder

Randy Hussey

Shanna Kimball

Alternates - HEA Officers

EoY/PEoY

Susan Robinson

Christine Findley

Extra Curricular

Jonna Schwartz

Glen Wall

​Duane Zehr


Goverance

Carson Yahvah

Jonna Schwartz

Jenni Sampson

 

HEA Ads

Terri Norman

 

Heath Benefits

Shannon McNamee, Chair

John Burke

Bridget Butler

Sue Huestis

Mac Johnson

Terri Norman

Paul Phillips

Deb Sargent

*Para

Labor Management Committee

Heather Higgins

Jonna Schwartz

*Middle School Rep

Mentor Advisory

Joanne Didriksen

Taylor Hassler 

Shannin Preshinger

Ricki Thompson

Jake West

Negotiations

Avra Branson

Adam Clinch

Joanne Didriksen

Kelly Elder

Maria Foot

Shanna Kimball

Cathy Malach

Marren Marks

Erika McMillin

Kate Peterson

Jonna Schwartz

Glen Wall

Jake Warner

Leighann Wilson

Jane Shawn

 

Nominations and Elections

Carson Yahvah, Chair

Jesse Franzen

Shanna Kimball

Cathy Malach

Claire Pichette

Para Educator - Labor

Management Committee

Avra Branson

Cathy Malach

Leighann Wilson

Jane Shawn

 

​Educator Professional Growth

Kathy Collins

Kristen Lyndes

Jake West

 

Safety Committee

Shannon Callahan

Francis Leonard

Brooke Loveridge

Christean Ralph

Beth Sanguine

William Schauman

Heather Shippen

Kelly Van Dyke

*Bryant

*Central

*Hawthorne

*Rossiter

*HMS

*HHS

*PAL

Variance Committee

Shanna Kimball

Paul Phillips

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