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    NHASEA GUIDING PRINCIPLES

    NHASEA is committed to the following guiding principles:

    • Providing high quality professional development
    • Effectively advocating for important issues relevant to the field of special education
    • Promoting the development of leaders of special education and sharing of effective professional practices
    • Serving as the professional organization that offers support, advice and the exchange of ideas and information important to leaders of special education
    • Maintaining NHASEA as a strong professional organization that consistently seeks new and innovative ways to meet member needs

    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

    NHASEA serves as a resource to its members and offers the following member benefits:

    Professional Learning Opportunities

    • Academies
    • Conferences
    • Workshops
    • Support to Leaders of Special Education
    • Customized Regional Professional Development as requested

    Advocacy

    • Information briefs and ongoing communication related to legislation
    • Representation as lobbyist

    Communication and Networking

    • Monthly membership meetings
    • Support to regional special education administrator groups
    • Collaboration with other professional organizations
    • Quarterly newsletters
    • Representation of NHASEA on varied statewide initiatives, committees, task forces
    • Promoting good fellowship and recognizing meritorious service

    MONTHLY NHASEA MEETINGS

    NHASEA welcomes and encourages members to attend monthly association meetings. Meeting reminders along with the agenda are sent out well in advance and attendees are asked to RSVP. Below is the outline of a typical NHASEA monthly meeting:

    11:30 - 12:15            Lunch and Networking

    12:15 - 12:30            Welcome, Announcements and Review of Meeting Outcomes

    12:30 - 1:00             Updates from DOE and Other Organizations

    1:00 - 2:30              Professional Development

    2:30 - 3:00              NHASEA Member Business Meeting

    3:00                       Adjourn

    MONTHLY MEETING REGISTRATION

    NHASEA sends out list serve notifications of the upcoming monthly meetings with agenda two weeks prior to the meeting. Please register through email or by phone upon receiving notification. Any cancellation(s) MUST be provided by email or phone call. If you register for lunch, but do not attend the meeting, you will be billed for the cost. If you cancel at least one day prior to the meeting, you will not be billed.

    MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT

    Regular Membership: Any public or private special education administrator, assistant administrator or non-teaching coordinator is eligible for Regular Membership in the Association upon payment of annual dues. Membership includes attendance at the monthly NHASEA meeting, voting privileges, list serve information, and listing in the NHASEA directory. Regular Membership dues will be $530.00. The monthly meeting lunch cost is not included with membership; however, members do have the option to pay the Regular membership of $530 combined with the cost of lunch of $200 in the same check, for a total of $730.00. The $200.00 includes eight (8) lunches – excluding March and April. Members who prepay and are unable to attend a lunch meeting may send another individual NHASEA member in their place.

    Associate Membership: Individuals such as classroom teachers, building principals, central office administrators who are not also special education administrators and other education professionals as approved by the Board of Directors shall be eligible for all privileges of membership except voting and service on the Board of Directors. Persons who are eligible for full Regular membership shall not be eligible for Associate membership. Associate membership includes attendance at monthly NHASEA business meeting, list serve information, and listing in the NHASEA directory. Associate Membership dues will be $265.00. The monthly meeting lunch cost is not included with membership; however, members do have the option to pay the Associate membership of $265 combined with the cost of lunch of $200 in the same check, for a total of $465.00. The $200.00 includes eight (8) lunches – excluding March and April. Members who prepay and are unable to attend a lunch meeting may send another individual NHASEA member in their place.

    Affiliate Membership: The Administrator and Consultants of the New Hampshire Department of Education Bureau of Special Education shall be eligible for non-voting and non-dues-paying Affiliate membership in the Association. The per person cost for lunch is $25.

    Vendor Membership: Any individual or entity whose primary purpose is to work with or for schools is eligible for Vendor membership in the Association. Vendor members shall pay dues equal to twice the dues of Regular members. Vendor Membership dues will be $1060.00. Vendor members are non-voting members. The per person cost for lunch is $25.

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