Ybarra’s Budget Falls Far Short

Proposal Leaves Large Gaps in Student Services The K-12 budget proposal unveiled recently by Superintendent Ybarra is woefully inadequate to meet the needs of Idaho students. Even by middle-of-a-pandemic standards, the lack of commitment to and investment in Idaho’s public schools is deeply troubling. IEA representatives provided input to the State Department of Education prior…

West Ada Members Talk COVID-19 with Dr. David Pate

Answers have been difficult to come by for members of the West Ada Education Association throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis. The West Ada school board has not always listened to the advice of medical experts or the concerns of professional educators. The district did bring in renowned physician Dr. David Pate, the recently retired…

Welcome fellow educators!

Welcome to my new blog! My plan is to periodically write and post ideas, thoughts, information, and questions. I’m hoping you will join the dialogue and offer ideas that you’d like to discuss so that together we can create an even stronger IEA. Over the past few months, I’ve been traveling the state with IEA…