Do you need to find ways to save money? Do you need help to recruit members? Your dues have benefits.

ESPs: Everything you Need to Know about NEA Member Benefits

Time: Jan 16, 2021 10:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

You are invited to attend the IEA ESP Council’s January roundtable where the discussion
will be about NEA Member Benefits for ESPs. Special guest, Affiliate Relations Specialist
from NEA Member Benefits, Sandy Hupp, will share all the savings and services available.
Sandy has also generously agreed to have 2 $15 Target e-gift cards for giveaways! Join us for your chance to win!
Please join us as we learn, discover, and advocate for ESP throughout Illinois. Your ESP
Council is here to support you during this trying time and beyond. If you have any
questions or would like more information, please visit http://www.ieaespcouncil.com.

Download flyer for Zoom link to attend.


Happy New Year!!

As we say goodbye to 2020… I’m sitting here counting my blessings and trying to focus on all the positive things this year has brought: new skills, new responsibilities, and new friends. I know the beginning of this next year may still be some of the same, but I pray that with each passing day we are closer to getting back to normalcy and getting the pandemic under control. I wish you a year full of dreams fulfilled, health, and happiness!


Indoor Air Quality Strategies to mitigate Covid-19 in Schools

Good Morning ESP Leaders,

Schools face complicated challenges to ensure the safe and equitable return to in-person instruction—and to avoid the resurgence of conditions that require students and educators to return to remote learning. The air quality in school buildings is central to these goals. NEA has produced two new documents to help affiliates adopt indoor air quality strategies to mitigate COVID-19. The first—Designing and Implementing a COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Plan in Schools—provides detailed information on how and why to develop a pandemic-related indoor air quality plan. It suggests language that can be used in collective bargaining and other labor-management settings and provides authoritative citations and additional resources. The second—The NEA Quick Guide to Indoor Air Quality Strategies to Mitigate COVID-19—is a condensed version of the longer document designed to give Association leaders, UniServ directors, and members an easy-to-use summary of the issues, sources, language, and resources related to indoor air quality and COVID-19.

In preparing these documents, we chose to focus on ventilation in the context of the pandemic. As a result, they identify common-sense steps that can be taken to mitigate the airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus. Many of the recommendations included require action but no additional funding, while others require funding far short of what an HVAC system installation or upgrade is likely to cost. While major HVAC work may certainly be necessary, students and educators cannot wait for such changes and budgets may not easily permit them. In addition, schools may rely at least in part on methods of addressing IAQ that do not involve HVAC systems. 

Thank you!

Lisa Connor
Lisa Connor | ESP Quality

Phone 202-822-7529 | Mobile 202-557-9064 | Fax 202-822-7168 | E-Mail lconnor@nea.org |


Call for Presenters – NEA ESP Conference

NEA Needs ESP Presenters

NEA values the expertise of our ESP leaders and allies and invites all interested in being considered as a presenter at our virtual 2021 NEA ESP Conference to complete our NEA ESP Conference Call for Presenter Form. The deadline for session proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 22. All interested presenters MUST submit their proposals via this online form. The 2021 NEA ESP Conference will be held virtually March 19-21, with a special ESP of the Year celebration on Friday, March 26.

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