2021 Legislative Preview

Like pretty much everything else that has transpired since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Idaho last winter, the 2021 Idaho legislative session figures to be full of uncertainty. The 2020 session ended abruptly with some legislation still being deliberated. Governor Little’s budget holdback in May and the subsequent report of a $600 million budget surplus will…

Getting to Know: IEA Vice President, Erin Paradis

While becoming IEA Vice President in the midst of the turmoil and strife of a global pandemic may not have been exactly how she would have drawn it up, taking on a major leadership role in her state association has been almost a foregone conclusion for Vallivue music teacher and VEA member Erin Paradis. The…

IEA Annual Awards: 2021

Each year the Idaho Education Association hands out awards to deserving members who exemplify the ideals of the Association in a variety of ways. The awards are typically presented at Delegate Assembly, so as we move to a virtual DA, we are working on a way for recipients to talk about their students, families, and…

Nomination and Election Notice

Important Information About IEA Elections for Statewide Office Nominations for IEA Board Regional Representative seats for the following regions are expiring, with nominations being accepted through February 12, 2021—Aspiring Educator (student), Region 2, Region 4, Region 6, Region 7, Region 9. Nominations to fill the vacancy for the Region 3 seat will also be accepted…