COVID-19: IEA Recommendations for Schools

As members of the Idaho Education Association’s Board of Directors, we are deeply concerned about the potential catastrophes resulting from the spread of COVID-19. Our healthcare system, the lives of Idahoans, and the safety of our students, families, and educators are all jeopardized by this unprecedented threat. It is urgent that we act on the…

Teacher Pay and Property Taxes

As Americans, we have a long history of placing high value on education.  Thomas Jefferson spoke and wrote to great lengths about the importance of a public education system and the necessity of education to the success of a free society.  Our Idaho state constitution requires the legislature to establish and maintain a system of…

Teacher Pay Legislation Passes House

IEA Hotline—February 28, 2020 A bill that would provide school districts with additional funding allocations of an estimated $223 million over five years, primarily focused on increasing pay for veteran educators, passed the House Education Committee in a unanimous vote Wednesday and then cleared the House floor by a 52-10 margin today. HB 523 heads…