News and Newsletters

Tax Deductible Dues

The Tax Deductible Dues amount for 2017 is $732.22 for full time members and $377.50 for part time members. If you were a member for only a portion of the year, contact Earl Spriggs ( and he will figure out your personal amount.  

Update Regarding Survey Confidentiality

During the December, 2017 WEA Building Rep Meeting concerns were brought up around the confidentiality of Surveys, in particular the school climate surveys.  On January 9, I met with Laura Davidson, Ben Hayes and Dawn Huckaby of WCSD to go over the issues brought up. The “highlights” of the meeting: -The surveys are COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.  […]

Scholarship Opportunity for WCSD Educators

Master of Science in Elementary Education with a Focus on STEM Education (Scholarships for tuition provided from Mrs. Lemelson) Mrs. Dorothy Lemelson is offering 25 teachers in the Washoe County School District and Lyon County School district the opportunity to complete a Master’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in STEM education at the […]

Now accepting 2018 WEA Scholarship applications

The WEA Scholarships to be awarded in 2018 are: The Michael Landsberry Memorial Scholarship, for $1,000, is awarded to a high school senior who plans on attending a 2-4 year college or vocational school. The applicant must have attended Sparks Middle School in 7th & 8th grades. The Ernie Johnson Vocational Scholarship, for $1,000, is awarded to a […]

Teacher’s School Supplies Reimbursement Program

The Teacher’s School Supplies Reimbursement Program (created by SB 133 in the 2015 legislative session) has been continued by the 2017 legislative session and signed into law on June 5, 2017. The legislation requires the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) to annually apportion money in the Account among school districts and charter schools based upon […]

WEA Executive Director Announcement

Hi WEA members, Hope you are having a relaxing and wonderful summer break. The WEA Board is very excited and pleased to announce Tom Stauss as our Executive Director. Tom has worked with the Nevada State Education Association since January, 2015 where he specialized in organizing leaders and worksites in seven associations, as well as […]

To The Point – April 5, 2017

It was a busy and active Spring Break in Carson City….and it will continue to be active in the next few weeks and months as the Legislature works its way through the more than 1,000 bills.  Currently, NSEA is tracking about 130 bills dealing with many facets of public education and public educators.  Over Spring […]

To The Point for Spring Break

Hope you have a relaxing and rewarding Spring Break!  For those who will be celebrating a “staycation” and are in the Reno-Sparks area we will have two events (one per week) for members and families/friends of public education to attend in Carson City.  Please feel free to email WEA President Natha Anderson ( if you […]