Supporting Students, Representing Educators, Elevating our Community.
The only local association that is actively fighting to promote and protect the education profession and advocate for both students and staff of our public k-12 schools in West Ada.
Who is the WAEA?
The WAEA is the only local organization that is dedicated solely to fighting for the schools our students deserve. We are the local teachers union, and we believe that we can support better communities and a brighter future for all of West Ada by supporting teachers and students.
We know the only way to earn the schools our students deserve is by partnering with members of our community and working towards common goals that are focused on the students and plan for the future.
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West Ada Classified Staff Organizing Committee (WACSOC)
Who are we?
- We are classified staff working in the West Ada School District.
- We care deeply about the education of our children.
- We know a committed and experienced staff is critical to ensure high-quality education.
- We know when we stand together as co-workers we can achieve amazing things.
Last spring, a group of educators in the West Ada School District determined that it was necessary to elevate the role of the District’s classified staff. The West Ada School District should provide the necessary compensation to retain qualified staff.
West Ada’s classified staff, also called ESPs or Educational Support Professionals, have a vitally important role to play in supporting student achievement. We’re behind the scenes keeping everything running, from front offices, cafeterias, and libraries to caring for the schools and grounds.
The moment has arrived for us to step up and ask for the compensation that is necessary to keep us in our homes and to provide essentials like health care for our families. Without a living wage, many more of us will move on and out of education. Without a living wage, West Ada School District will be forced to continually repeat the tasks of hiring, training, and onboarding new staff, rather than retaining staff.