Elections

Feb 18 – IEA Member Soñia Galaviz Seeks Garden City House Seat  Boise educator and IEA member Soñia Galaviz is seeking to carry on the tradition of an educator representing House District 16. The Garfield Elementary (Boise) teacher declared as a candidate for House seat 16A on Tuesday.   You can learn more about her candidacy…

West Ada Education Association

Feb 7th – WeROC Government Relations vs. PACE Training on Monday  IEA President Layne McInelly and NEA Director Peggy Hoy will lead a training for IEA members in the Western Organizing Center this Monday evening. McInelly and Hoy will talk about the differences between the IEA’s Government Relations work and how the Political Action Committee…

Boise Education Association

Boise EA Gets Stipends for Classified Staff and Substitutes The Boise EA recently worked with the district on addressing staffing issues. They were able to agree on $350 stipends for all eligible classified staff through funding provided by Gov. Little, and $150 stipends for substitutes who work 10 or more days in a month. Fill…

Regions 3 & 8

Collaboration Helps Middleton EA Access ESSER Funds for Certified Staff In Region 3, local associations have been collaborating to share their experiences with accessing federal ESSER funds. Those discussions convinced the Middleton EA to work with district officials, and the outcome was $1,000 stipends for certified staff paid out in two installments during 2022. The…

Region 6

In Region 6, the Idaho Falls EA held a “paint night” fundraiser for the IEA Children’s Fund this week. Reporters from two local media outlets were on hand to cover it. Judging from the photos on the IFEA Facebook page, a great time was had by all. And for such a great cause.

Region 9

In Region 9 (West Ada), Local President Sam Perez and his team reached an agreement with the district to fairly compensate teachers who are being asked to give up their prep periods to cover classrooms for other teachers. The district is short-staffed, especially in paraeducators, putting extra pressure on the existing employees. The agreement calls…