Career Ladder Bill Signed into Law

    Elected Officials Cite Teacher Feedback, Commit to Long-Term Funding A new framework for teacher compensation became a reality today, as Governor Butch Otter signed Idaho’s five year Career Ladder legislation into law. IEA President Penni Cyr participated in the press conference along with leaders from the legislature and the State Board of Education.…

Education Groups Oppose Diverting Money from General Fund

For Immediate Release March 23, 2015 Education Groups Oppose Diverting Money from General Fund Boise, ID—Three prominent education stakeholder groups stand united in their opposition to any proposed legislation that would divert money from Idaho’s general fund for the purpose of transportation funding. The Idaho Education Association (IEA), the Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA), and…

IEA Testifies in Support of HB 296

The following testimony was delivered to members of the House Education Committee on Friday, regarding HB 296. Good morning, Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee. I am Robin Nettinga, Executive Director of the Idaho Education Association and I come before you today in support of HB 296. It has been a long and challenging…

Commit to Education–IEA Leaders Tell JFAC

IEA President Penni Cyr and Meridian Education Association President Kendra Wisenbaker addressed a public hearing of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee on Friday. Cyr stressed that paying teachers and increasing discretionary funding is not an “either/or” proposition—both need to happen in order to provide students with the best possible education. Wisenbaker noted that Meridian…