After all your packing, grading, purging and planning, SUMMER is finally here!

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all, our MREA members, for all your support and involvement with our association this past year. As you might know, I have stepped down as President as of the end of June. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to lead us into our next a coordinated, combined organization. Joan Dillon has stepped up to serve us and has been at the helm since July first as I head to the beach. I know this past year has had its challenges and you know your MREA Executive Committee has worked and will continue to work hard on your behalf. Here are some highlights:

1) Units A and C have ratified their contracts for the 2014-15 school year.

2) Unit B is still in negotiations but we appear to have reached a tentative agreement- more information will follow in the coming days regarding ratification.

3) Building Rep. elections will take place in early September.

4) New negotiations teams will be formed in the Fall to start the negotiations process for full contract reviews of all units.

5) MREA Executive Committee members will be attending the annual MTA conference in August and will take part in a variety of seminars geared at helping us become a more educated and stronger group of leaders.

I wish you all a relaxing and restful summer and will look forward to seeing you all in September.


Stephanie Rae