Spring 2017

BNEA Future Teacher Scholarship

Baylee Siemens has been selected as the recipient of the BNEA scholarship this year. Baylee will be a Senior majoring in Agriculture Education at Kansas State University next fall. Congratulations Baylee!
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New Ark Valley Uniserv Director

ShiAnne Shively is our new Ark Valley Director. She can be contacted at the office in Lindsborg Phone 785-227-8773 or E-mail

NEA Representative Assembly

Bret Gillmore will be representing Buhler-NEA and the Ark-Valley Uniserv district at the NEA national representative assembly in Boston this summer. Jolene Reed is going from the RCEC group.

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Join now!

The Kansas National Education Association's mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members, Kansans, and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. Join now and help us fulfill our goal of having a great public school for every child, 25,000 Kansas teachers and education support personnel are already on board.

KNEA currently has an early enrollment special. Join now to receive your membership benefits and pay no dues until September.


We have several retirements this year from BNEA and would like to thank these people for their support of BNEA and the teaching profession and public schools. Watch your building and district newsletters for information on farewell events for these teachers.

Nancy Johnson-Current BNEA Secretary.

Becky Kisner-Becky served on the BNEA Executive Board for many years.

Dave and Marlene Schroeder-Marlene Served as Head Negotiator for several years.

Best wishes to you in all your future endeavors.

R.E.A.C.H Reaching to engage, affirm, challenge and honor new leaders

Audra Reed has accepted a nomination to participate in KNEA's R.E.A.C.H program which is designed to identify and develop skills of emerging leaders. Audra will be attending training in Topeka this summer. Congrats Audra.


The negotiations process for next years contract is about to begin. Hopefully the Legislature will act soon to fully fund public education in Kansas. Everyone needs to continue to contact their elected representatives and encourage them to pass a school finance plan.

Watch for information this summer from your Negotiations team members.

Jera French-Head Negotiator

Chris Sillin

Vicky Richardson

Kara Voss

Tammy Gilley

Thank You for your service.