More than 550 public education leaders from across the state will convene in Boise on April 15-16 for the Idaho Education Association’s 119th Delegate Assembly. They’ll meet in the wake of profound changes to their profession and take action on issues that affect children, classrooms, and careers.
“These hundreds of educators coming to Boise this weekend are the real union bosses,” said IEA President Sherri Wood, who will be presiding over her final annual meeting. “They’ll spend two days debating and setting policy on the recently passed education laws and continued budget cuts that are hurting Idaho’s children.”
Special guest speakers will include National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel (on Friday about 11:45 a.m.) and 2011 Idaho Teacher of the Year Stefani Cook of Rigby (on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.).
Delegates will also honor Dr. Geoffrey Thomas, Madison School District Superintendent, with the IEA’s highest honor, the Friend of Education Award, during the Awards Luncheon on Friday. In addition, they will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the IEA Children’s Fund, which helps educators meet emergency needs of children in our schools.
WHO: Idaho Education Association
WHAT: 119th Delegate Assembly
WHEN: Friday, April 15 – 10 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 – 9 a.m. until all business is completed
WHERE: Boise Centre, 850 W. Front Street, Boise
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