Legislative/Union Updates

Please come back often to help keep you informed of legislation that effects public education, students, and our valuable education support professionals across Illinois and the nation.

Legislative & Political Action

The IEA’s Department of Government Relations is dedicated to ensuring that the legislature passes no laws affecting members’ pay, working conditions and benefits without membership input.

HR 77 Update!! ESP Resolution, One Step Closer!!


ESPs are the backbone in every school across this country! They support students, teachers, and communities and without ESPs quality education would not happen! The ESP Council worked with IEA to bring this ESP Resolution for positive recognition and equitable treatment of all ESPs.

Tell us your story!
When you organize or participate in an event involving ESPs or hear of such an event, please send us the Who, What, When, Where, Why and a photo to Arlene Criglar or use the online report form.