BEA Rep Council Update

November 16th, 2015

Main Discussion Points at Current Meeting

Master Teacher Committee Agreements

A discussion was held about the current suggestions regarding the protocol for teacher's wanting to earn a Master Teacher status. Click here for a copy of their draft recommendations regarding the requirements. As you'll read, the consensus has been that the "career ladder legislation has already set the requirements for student achievement and teacher evaluations in order to qualify for Master Teacher status." The committee has decided to focus on what requirements will show a teacher's mastery. You can also view a draft copy of the Career Ladder Data Sheet/PLP by clicking here.

Committee Reports

Children's Fund:
  • As we head into the holiday shopping season, keep in mind that if you shop on Amazon.com you can purchase through Amazon Smiles! and they will donate to a charity. The IEA's Children's Fund is available as an option. Please contact Randi Sinclair (Chair) at rsinclair0615@gmail.com or randi.sinclair@boiseschools.org.

Government relations:
  • The Legislative Session is coming up and the committee will be having a Legislative Reception in January or early February. Last year was a great success, photos can be found on the BEA's website.
  • Reminder that your dues cannot be used for any political action, so if you would like to donate to PACE, please contact Allison Bigham (chair) at allison.bigham@boiseschools.org.


Insurance:

  • Three new members will be joining the Insurance Committee, Andrew Rath (Maple Grove), Angela Rich (Horizon) and Christine Ronan (Hillside).
  • Congrats to everyone, generics made up 84% of our prescriptions.
  • Stay tuned for the wellness video.


ESP Steering:

  • ESP Day is Wednesday (Nov. 18th)!
  • The committee has coordinated a volunteer day at the Idaho Foodbank on Saturday, Jan. 23rd. Click here to go to the Idaho Foodbank and register to join us.


Public Relations:

  • Student Success Grants - over 40 applications were received this year and an estimated $4,400 were awarded to members around the district.


Elections:

  • We need YOU to be a delegate! Become a delegate and join the democratic process in the IEA. For information on the 2015 Delegate Assembly, click here.
  • If you are interested, please contact Katie Tunca at Katie.Tunca@boiseschools.org.

ESP's

ESP's make up nearly half of our employees in the district, but we have only a small amount as members. Please view this amazing handout and brochure and pass on to any classified employees. If they have questions they can contact our IEA ESP At-Large Stacie Aspiazu-Johnson or our BEA ESP Steering Chair, Gena Harris.

American Education Week

The National Education Association's 94th annual American Education Week—November 16-20, 2015—presents all Americans with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring every child receives a quality education. Our AEW tagline, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility," reflects NEA's vision of calling upon all Americans to do their part in making public schools great for every child so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century
-"American Education Week Fact Sheet." NEA.

Membership is UP 22 Members This Year!