Hundreds of educators and Union members from around Virginia will gather for VEA’s annual Delegate Assembly, which kicks off this year on Thursday, March 26 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Over three days, delegates will chart VEA’s course for 2020-21, debate items of new business, elect new statewide leaders, and approve a budget and policy resolutions for the Association.
VEA President Jim Livingston will give his annual report, and the convention will also feature an awards banquet Friday evening honoring deserving supporters of public education in Virginia, both individuals and organizations.
“Our delegates will discuss and work through some of the most pressing challenges facing public education in Virginia,” says Livingston, a middle school math teacher from Prince William County. “We anticipate a meeting that will be productive for both our students and our educators.”
The event opens with the first business session Thursday evening at 7:30, a time which will feature candidates for VEA office addressing delegates, and concludes with the end of debate on new business Saturday afternoon.