Your NWEA (Northwest Education Association) executive board met at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove on August 4-6 for its annual NORC Retreat. This is the conference where we gather together with other local unions in our region to train new board members, discuss what's new with OEA (Oregon Education Association), and lay out parts of the NWEA agenda for the 2019-20 school year. We were given an important legislative update from Trent Lutz, OEA Assistant Executive Director for Public Affairs and talked about how we can make the Student Success Act (SSA) and other legislative wins work for our students. We also had a session on the topic of 'disrupted learning' and were given an update on the recent conditions and recommended solutions. For more information on these topics or the retreat, please contact one of your executive board members (that page has also been updated).