The RNEA President, Executive Board, Bargaining Team, and all RNEA leaders are always advocates for the RNEA membership.
There is a collaborative relationship with administrators and the Board of Education because the RNEA is built on relationships. Despite those relationships, RNEA is always an advocate for the Rockwood teacher. A collaborative relationship allows the RNEA to affect RSD decisions that have a direct impact on teachers and students in the classroom.
The RNEA encourages members to become active RNEA leaders and engage administrators and the Board of Eudcation in meaningful dialogue on district issues.
Most decisions that affect teachers in their classrooms are not made in Rockwood. From state funding and state taxing policies to the national No Child Left Behind, it is important to have an organization that engages decision-makers at all levels.
In addition, Missouri NEA and NEA provide considerable resources to the RNEA including Bob George our Missouri NEA UniServ Director, a $1 million liability policy and legal services.
RNEA is a proud partner on the state and national level with 2.7 million education professionals throughout the United States.
The value of dues is found in the high quality of representation, protection and teacher advocacy programs.
RNEA has a full-time release president to work on behalf of the membership.
Missouri NEA provides RNEA with a professional uniserv director to assist members with employment-related issues.
NEA provides each member with a $1 million liability policy. Each RNEA member receives two free 30-minute consultations each year with an attorney.
Many RNEA members save the cost of their dues by taking advantage of Missouri NEA’s Member Benefits programs such as auto, home, and life insurance.
Yes, that’s true. But you receive that salary and benefits on the backs of all RNEA members.
In addition, each non-joiner weakens the ability of the RNEA to impact critical decisions (including salary and benefits) that affect all Rockwood teachers.
Finally, each non-member is taking a risk that they will never need the legal services or advocacy services of the RNEA, Missouri NEA and NEA.
RNEA wants a competent, qualified teacher in every classroom. A quality education begins with a quality teacher in every classroom. RNEA supports strong certification and state licensure requirements, mentoring programs linking new and experienced teachers, and continuing education and professional development for current teachers.
RNEA does support substantive due process in cases involving dismissal, transfer or demotion of teachers. We also support peer mentoring to help retain promising teachers and maintain high standards of teaching.
What's the difference between Rockwood National Education Association and Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA)?
Many of the decisions that affect classroom teachers occur in Washington D.C.
Through legislation of the likes of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as well as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, politicians in Washington D.C. impact the day-to-day operations of classrooms in the Rockwood School District.
Unlike MSTA, NEA with a collective membership of over three million has a strong presence in Washington D.C. Your voice as a classroom teacher has an impact on federal legislation through your membership in the NEA.