Hello and welcome back to school! I’m Eric Thies, if we haven’t met. I’m the new president of the West Ada Education Association and I am excited for the new year! I want to answer a couple of common questions I have been hearing a lot this week. But first I want to say… You…

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Sally Andrus Mitchell named NEH Summer Scholar

A 17 year IEA member, Sally has been named an NEH Summer Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is one of 25 teachers from around the country to be selected for the program, which enables teachers to study with experts in humanities disciplines. She attended a two-week institute on Shakespeare’s plays at…

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Master Agreement Ratified

  Click here to download the Master Agreement Draft Hello!   Great news!  The Association met on Monday and voted in favor of ratifying the tentative agreement.  The vote was not even close.  There were over 100 yes votes and only 5 no votes.   Last night the School Board met and ratified the tentative…

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A tentative agreement has been reached!

We will be holding two meetings.  We will have an informational meeting on July 6th, and on July 10th.  Following the meeting on July 10th there will be a vote to ratify or reject the tentative agreement. Ratification Meeting Thursday the 6th, and Monday the 10th @ 2 pm Both meetings will be held at the…

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Meet WAEA Member Don Janzen

I just believe that a collective voice has much more of an impact on policy decisions than an individual voice. The long term health of our profession depends on teachers being involved in educational policy decisions.

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