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WEA Vacancies

As the header of this site reads, we are stronger together. The WEA is at its strongest when every vacancy below is filled. These positions offer a variety of stipends and commitments, but all offer a way to help all Wareham educators better their practice and maintain their professional rights. If a post interests you, please contact us for more information. Related is this list of current WEA officeholders.

Urgent Vacancies (See other vacancies)

  • Health and Safety Director. This member may work in any building, and will protect the health and safety of the members in as far as possible by identifying concerns/potential hazards and bringing them to the attention of the appropriate persons for resolution. This may involve meeting alongside other WEA officers with a principal or superintendent. The Director also maintains the Sick Bank list. This position is filled by a member of any unit working in the school housed in the Annex. Their duty is to convey information between members at the building and leadership during and outside of board meetings. The position is stipended at $350 plus dues, and is named by vote of the WEA board for the remainder of the three-year term opened up by the retirement of the incumbent.

  • Building Representative. This position is filled by a member of any unit working in the school housed in the Annex. Their duty is to convey information between members at the building and leadership during and outside of board meetings. The position is stipended according to the number of board meeting attended and is named by vote of the WEA board. Training will be provided to individuals without prior experience. Duties include alerting members of events, taking notes at hearings with administrators, and providing the WEA Board with vital knowledge about events in the school. A stipend is paid of $33 for each board meeting attended.


Other stipended vacancies:

  • PCEA representatives (2 vacancies): PCEA representatives attend meetings of our county association, participate in one PCEA committee, and convey information back to Wareham at WEA board meetings. A prominent duty is coordinating nominations of members for awards given by the PCEA and attendance at the annual banquet, as well as volunteer recognition ceremonies. The position is stipended by PCEA meeting attended and is named by vote of the WEA board.

  • School committee mtg. attendees: One stipend exists for a member who attends the second school committee meeting each month on behalf of the Association. The member will not be expected to speak at the meeting, but will take notes and return a report to the board. Person is named by the president for each meeting when someone is needed.


In addition, volunteers are always welcome in the following groups that have only occasional meetings as needed. Some have limitations on number from each building, inquire for more information:

Academic ReviewDiscuss non-contractual issues such as curriculum, team-building, etc.
Communications Improve communications between leadership and members of the WEA.
Professional Rights and Responsibilities Ensure respect of contractual obligations by administration and members, and execute the process when those obligations are unmet.
Negotiations Discuss impacts of changes to work conditions and approaches to settling these issues with administration.
Health & Safety Discuss issues affecting members' and students' health and safety on school property.
Scholarship Raise funds and bestow merit awards to members' children and deserving Wareham graduates.
Ways and Means Plan social and professional events of the WEA, such as recognition of retirees or welcoming of new members.
Hearing Deal with very occasional disputes within the WEA. Appointment is by president with board ratification.


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