Your building AR will give you a membership form and help you join our Association, or you can download, print, and sign this membership form and return it to BVEA via school mail, scan/email or snail mail! Is this your first teaching contract? Ask about a special discounted rate for your first year’s firstname.lastname@example.org 7464 Arapahoe Road, Suite B8, Boulder, CO 80303 Other Ways to Join
BVEA Retired Membership (pre-retired, lifetime memberships, etc.) - Contact Kenneth Nova, BVEA-R President, email@example.com
BVPA Paraeducators Membership - Contact Barbara Kase, BVPA President, firstname.lastname@example.org
BVCEA Classified Employees Membership - Contact LaMonte Gentry, BVCEA President, email@example.com
(Long term subs are eligible to join BVEA. Other subs may join CEA.)
Look at the educators around you. Most of your colleagues – about 1,500 people – are members of the Boulder Valley Education Association. BVEA is the professional organization through which we negotiate our salaries, benefits, working conditions, and the learning environment of our students. Our members are the certified professionals who provide our students with the excellent education for which Boulder Valley is known.
As a BVEA member, you also belong to the Colorado Education Association and the National Education Association. BVEA, together with CEA and NEA, has a strong voice and the ability to affect public education policy. Our local, state, and national associations work to secure funds for K-12 education, elect pro public education candidates, protect teachers’ rights and benefits (i.e. PERA), and ensure quality public education for all children.
Reasons to Belong
Be a district leader
BVEA partners with BVSD on all major initiatives. Because BVEA members are part of our Association’s communication and representation structures, they are the best choice for participation in these committees and positions of leadership.
Solve problems cooperatively
Our relationship with BVSD enhances our ability to resolve individual and collective member issues. In fact, most issues are solved collaboratively through shared decision making.
Be part of our community voice
The community in which we live does not see teachers as one thing and our union as another. BVEA is the respected voice of teachers in Boulder Valley.
Have someone in your corner
Unforeseen circumstances are part of teaching. It’s important to have someone in your corner if your individual interests and those of the district diverge. Our excellent CEA legal team specializes in education and labor law. All members are also covered by a $1 million liability policy through NEA. CEA also provides attorney referral program for non-education related issues.
The size and strength of our state and national organizations allow us to successfully fend off attacks and ill conceived reform efforts that would hurt teachers and students.
Be part of the bigger fight
You can tell from the war on teacher’s unions across the country that we are the main thing standing in the way of those who work against accessible, quality public education for all.