PEA Association Representatives (ARs) are association leaders elected by PEA members to represent them in their buildings. The PEA Representative Council is the Association’s policy-making, legislative body. It is composed of 85 Association Representatives (AR’s) elected in each school at a ratio of one representative for every 15 members.
AR duties include:
- Serving on the governing body of PEA
- Assisting members with building-level issues
- Increasing awareness of Association benefits, services, and resources
- Attending monthly AR meetings and sharing meeting information with members
- Assisting PEA with membership promotion and retention activities
These important teacher volunteers are in the schools working with our members, so they know them personally, and have the best insight on workplace problems. It is natural that they are called on to help our members, they are the leaders in their workplaces!
PEA provides the training necessary for ARs to assist members with a wide variety of employment issues. Some examples of the types of issues ARs might be called upon to assist with are concerns surrounding working conditions, workload, leave questions, parent complaints, and Employee Agreement questions. ARs receive training on the Employee Agreement, and we strive to keep them informed on what’s going on in the district so they may help our members solve building level problems in the workplace
We thank our ARs who serve in this important capacity, invite other members to consider whether they might be willing to serve as an AR now or in the future, and encourage all members to reach out and get to know their PEA Association Representatives.