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See updates below for what's going on with LCEA!

Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining with LCS has begun. Our THIRD bargaining meeting went well. We have begun discussions about compensation. Read the full press release on our bargaining page.

Important Bargaining Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 24th - Collective Bargaining from 3:30 – 5:30PM at LCEA

  • Wednesday, June 21st - Subcommittee meeting

  • Thursday, June 22nd - Collective Bargaining at 9 AM


We are switching to eDues! HB 1445/SB 256, the bill to silence the voices of union members passed and is on the Governor’s desk. This means we must transfer all members payroll deductions to FEA’s new system called “eDues“ before JULY 1, 2023, to meet the requirement set by this new law.


The Lake County School Board voted on some changes to our insurance plans. One of the changes means a new plan with NO deductible and NO coinsurance which will mean savings for you and your family. Educators have expressed concerns over the cost of insurance. It has been a priority expressed by educators in our bargaining survey and by our bargaining committee.

  • LCEA has strengthened language for the insurance committee so that insurance concerns can be addressed.

  • There are 5 LCEA members and 5 SEIU members on the insurance committee as well as School District representatives.

  • We have spent hours meeting this year to try to address the fund balance deficits while also producing solutions that also reduce costs for educators. 

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The LCEA Scholarship Committee presented THREE Scholarships at the May 8th Lake County School Board meeting. 

  • Kendra Ferguson from South Lake High School

  • Emily Westphal from South Lake High School

  • Colin Balderson from Eustis High School

New & Early Career Educators

2023 FYRE CADRE 10

LCEA is excited to begin Cadre 10 of Florida’s Young Remarkable Educators (FYRE) for the 2023 -2024 school year. FYRE is a great way to build activism, network with younger teachers, support staff, grad assistants and professors — and develop lifelong union relationships. If you would like to apply for Cadre 10 and attend the FEA Summer Academy June 12 – 16 in Orlando, please click the link below to complete the LCEA application. Applications must be submitted by MONDAY, May 15th. 

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Member Organizing

We are looking for members interested in earning some $ while helping build LCEA. LCEA is launching a organizing program to develop activist and leadership skills among our members and build the power to win the schools our students and educators deserve. You don’t have to be an activist or union officer to participate -  you just have to have the desire to be a part of creating change in your workplace and community. Apply by May 30th!

Congratulations Teachers of the Year!

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Three of the four finalists for 2022 Lake County’s Teacher of the Year are pictured here: Patrick Kelly, Danielle Newton, and Courtney Stokes.

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