Welcome to the web site of the Arlington Education Association (AEA). The AEA is an organization of Arlington Public Schools (APS) employees who support the Association through member dues, and who advocate for employee rights, fair treatment under APS policies and procedures and a competitive employee compensation package, including salaries commensurate with the cost of living in Arlington.

The Association is directed by a member-elected Executive Board, with the President as its chief spokesperson and leading public advocate. The AEA also supports numerous committees which assist the Association in its work.

Please take a few minutes to review our ongoing activities and current newsletter. If you’re an employee of APS, and not yet a member, we encourage you to join us. We value your membership and welcome your comments and questions.

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The following is sent by Jim Livingston to the VEA BOD, Local Presidents, VEA Headquarters Staff, VEA UniServ Directors and UniServ Support Staff.

The ESP Conference will be held October 13-14, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23235. The conference is open to education support professionals who work in food services, building & grounds, secretary & administrative services, transportation, security, as a paraeducator, etc. who are members as well as non-members. Participants will receive training in four breakout sessions on the following topics: Organizing for Political Action, Mobilization, Career Path and Leadership Development. This year’s theme is "ESPs Strengthening Our Bridges for a Stronger Future!"

There is a $50 registration fee for both members and nonmembers. To register to attend the conference click on the following link: https://www.regonline.com/espconf2017
Information is also posted on the VEA website at http://www.veanea.org/home/2875.htm.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Please do all you can to recruit ESPs to attend the conference.

Thank you for all that you do for the Association!

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Feel free to contact Naila Holmes with questions at 1-800-552-9554, or nholmes@veanea.org

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Effective May 10, 2017 the 401(a) Plan at TIAA will be terminated and no longer allow the rolling over of assets into the 401(a) Plan. You have several distribution options available for your retirement balances. Read more here: TIAA CREF Update (Download 87.1KB)