The ESP Council Has Open Positions

IEA-NEA Spring Election Information

Nominations are now open for the NEA RA State, Retired and Student Delegate elections as well as for sectional representative positions on the IEA Board of Directors and the ESP, Higher Ed and Retired Councils.  Hard copy nominations were sent to every member the first week in January and a link to online nominations is on the IEA website.

 Nominations must be received by February 16, 2022.  If you have any questions, contact the Governance Elections/Fair Share Paraprofessional, Kim Trader at kim.trader@ieanea.org.


Call to Action!

Governor Pritzker currently has House Bill 2778 (The COVID School Employee Wage and Benefit Protection Bill) which provides Covid Administrative Leave Days, on his desk.  He is thinking about whether or not to sign the bill.

This Bill creates COVID administration days for all school employees and paycheck protection for hourly employees.  

We need our members and other friends of public education to send an email to Governor Pritzker asking him to sign this Bill.

Email Gov. Pritzker & tell him to sign HB 2778


IEA Representatives Assistants Needed

IEA is accepting applications from IEA members to be RA Assistants for the 2022 IEA RA. There are a limited number of assistant positions available for the 2022 IEA RA. RA Assistants will be chosen from these applications on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline for submitting RA Assistant applications is midnight on January 14, 2022. Only non-delegates can be considered for these positions.  If you know anyone who may want to volunteer as an RA Assistant, please have them apply at this weblink: 2022 IEA RA Assistant Application


Free Virtual Webinar-Deadline approaching for registration

The Eastern Regional Conference STARTS next week, January 12-13th 2022!

Act Now!! Registration will close Monday, January 10, 2022! Don’t miss out!!

The Western Regional conference, held in October 2021, was a big success with over 225 registered participants.  We received excellent feedback including:

“The conference was exceptional and has offered me more opportunities to better serve my kids.

I will be working on my team skills as well as my personal health and abilities. I’m going to try to be a better laugher and use it to brighten the day! I’m going to do my best to create “positive learning experiences” every day with my students. Thank you so much again for all of this valuable information!!”

Please note each conference is held in the region’s time zone and in the evening hours, so not to interfere with the school work days.

  • Eastern NRCP Regional Conference January 12-13, 2022 6:30-9:40 pm ET
  • NOTE: Eastern Leadership Meeting January 11th 4:30-6:30 pm ET
  • Register Here: https://cvent.me/xkDREX