Salary Improvements: The Missing Piece of the Governor’s Budget

Absent from Governor Otter’s public schools budget was any mention of salary increases for educators. In fact, his budget states, “the Governor does not recommend salary improvements for FY 15.” The IEA is not alone in criticizing the governor’s recommendation. In his otherwise glowing critique of the governor’s speech and education recommendations, Superintendent Tom Luna…

Member Spotlight – Dawn King

Teaching Runs in the Family for Dawn King Now getting great satisfaction from her role as the Reading Specialist at Grace Jordan Elementary in Boise, Dawn King recently reflected on the genesis of her career as a professional educator, and found that the seeds were planted at an early age. Born in Pocatello, King has…

Nampa Hosts Retreat for Building Reps

The Nampa Education Association provided training for building representatives during a retreat at the Ste. Chapelle winery this fall. The group enjoyed excellent weather in a gorgeous setting as they bonded and brainstormed ways to engage members and potential members in their schools. “This representative retreat was a wonderful opportunity for the reps to interact,…