Every IEA member should have or will receive voting instructions in the mail very shortly. Once you receive the envelope please follow the voting instructions to vote in IEA’s spring elections. Elections are a perfect time to let your voice heard. You can help choose who will represent you and other members at the State level.
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You’ve had questions about your rights and benefits as we fight the spread of COVID-19; Alice O’Brien has answers. Browse the album below for a quick summary of your options, and get even more details from NEA’s General Counsel here: https://bit.ly/2xoWSYV
IMPORTANT UPDATE!! The latest news release from ISBE. All district employees WILL CONTINUE TO BE PAID for the duration of the closures. The school year will NOT be extended.
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This is a very stressful time for everyone with the threat of Covid-19. These uncertain times have wreak havoc on everyone’s emotions. Schools are closed and families are stressed! Many school districts are asking ESPs to continue professional development while planning and implementation is figured out for e-learning.
First of all please remember to breathe. We will prevail. We will get through this. To help ESPs navigate the professional development websites, I’ve created a new page to help you find great quality ESP professional development. Please check out the new ESP Professional Development page on this site.
In March, the U.S. Census Bureau sent mailings to households all across America. The response to these mailings will affect funding and political power in every state, city and school district. Over $1.5 trillion in federal funds rely on census data, including funds for special education, teacher training, school lunch, transportation, Head Start and after-school programs. Every person missed by the Census means less money and less political power for your community. Even though the Census is safe, important and necessary – it misses millions of people every time. This session will discuss NEA’s “Everyone Counts” campaign, and what ESPs can do to make sure they, their students and their communities are counted fully.