Stephanie Myers Elected IEA Vice President

Veteran educator Stephanie Myers was recently elected vice president of the Idaho Education Association in statewide balloting. Myers has served as the president of the Boise Education Association since 2013 and will continue in dual capacities through the end of the IEA Vice President’s term in July of 2020. Myers has been an active member…

May Primary Election Will Be Mail-in Ballot Only

Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, there will be no in-person voting at traditional locations for Idaho’s May 19th primary election. Governor Little has signed a proclamation changing the rules for this election. Within the next two weeks, the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office will be sending absentee ballot requests to all registered voters who…

Veteran Teacher Pay Bill Was Years in the Making

Melanie Hammond-Rexburg EA testifies before the Senate Education Committee With the stroke of a pen, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed the Advanced Professional Educator Pay legislation into law on March 31, giving local school districts around the state a much-needed increase in their allocations in order to raise compensation for veteran educators. However, the process…

Moscow EA Members Stepping up During COVID-19 Crisis

Share your stories on social media and be sure to use the hashtag #teacherslead so we can share it with our communities. The unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis has put educators around the state in challenging and unfamiliar positions. From helping ensure that nutrition-vulnerable students are getting food to making quick adjustments to online and…

Covid-19: Latest Developments and Resources

IEA Hotline—March 27, 2020 COVID-19: Latest Developments and Resources Since last Friday’s Hotline, we have seen the State Board of Education announce a “soft closure” of all public schools until at least April 20 and the Governor issue a 21-day “stay-at-home” order for the entire state. The Idaho Education Association has been at the forefront…