The APEA wishes Dr. Michael Morris well as he takes time off from his Superintendent position. We support Dr. Morris taking steps in order to be healthy. ALL staff and students deserve to work and learn in a school environment …
Support Education in our Community!
The APEA (Amherst Pelham Education Association) supports full funding for education in Amherst, including fair and equitable wages for staff, full staffing that meets the educational needs of our students, and safe and healthy buildings. The APEA believes that every …
APEA Statement in Support of LGBTQIA+ and Racial Equity
Extremely harmful and dangerous attacks on public education and marginalized youth are occurring in many states and school districts in the United States, including legal attacks on curricula involving critical race theory and African American history and the histories of …
Rally to support educators!
Investment in Educators is an Investment in this Community
For several years, Amherst School district cost-of-living raises have barely kept up with inflation rates and rising costs of health care. Over time, demands on educators have risen. The profession is more intense than it has ever been. The country …
What to Know About the Contract Negotiations
APEA at School Committee Budget Meeting, 3/2/23. Click on the right for full article.
- WE NEED SCHOOL COMMITTEE TO MEET US DIRECTLY! Mediation vs. Direct Negotiation: In mediation, the two parties communicate, indirectly, through a state appointed mediator. There
Amherst Educators Will Work Strictly According to Contract
95% of Amherst educators voted in favor of moving to work to rule! We will begin on February 27th.
- ARPS educators are taking action to show the community all that we do, and all that is involved, in a given
Did You Know? (About Negotiations…)
- The School Committee has put APEA into mediation for months, which means discussion through School Committee’s tax-funded lawyer.
Many of their offers are word-for-word what they proposed in November ’22. In traditional, non mediation negotiations, parties are required to make
Community Forum at ARMS 2/2/23!
Work Stoppage at Contracted End Time Across District
Teachers, paraeducators and clerical staff of the Amherst-Pelham Education Association (APEA) walked out of their schools at the end of the contracted work day on Monday, January 9 and held brief rallies outside each of the schools. This is the …