BEA Rep Council Update

December 14th, 2015

Main Discussion Points at Current Meeting

2015 Super Conference Next Year

Chris Taylor & Aaron McKinnon will be putting together a conference for credit opportunities next October during in-service days, Keep your eyes open for the information.

ESP Newsletter

The Education Support Professionals Steering Committee has releases their Fall/Winter newsletter highlighting different events and members involving ESP's from around the district. Click here to view the newsletter.

BEA Day at the Idaho Food Bank

Come join the BEA on Saturday, January 23rd, as we volunteer at the Idaho Foodbank.

Click here to register at the Idaho Foodbank site and then select the morning or afternoon shift on the 23rd. After you select the date, you will be asked to select an organization, and the BEA will be listed there.

Attend the NEA Representative Assembly as an IEA Delegate

NEA’s Annual Meeting takes place during the final week of June and/or the first week of July. Various committees, constituencies, caucuses, leadership groups, and delegates from state and local affiliates gather to set policy and chart the direction of NEA business.

The Representative Assembly (RA) takes place during the final four days of the Annual Meeting. It is the primary legislative and policymaking body of the Association and derives its powers from, and is responsible to, the membership.

For more information about RA, click here. If you would like to apply for a chance to attend RA, please fill out the Resume of Candidate for State Delegate and return by January 19th, 2016.


Have questions about how the Master Teacher Premium works? What is the timeline and basic requirements? Check out this fast and easy FAQ from the BEA on everything you might have a question for.

Committee Reports

Children's Fund:
  • A reminder that you can shop through Amazon Smiles! and they will donate to the IEA's Children's Fund. If you can't remember what charity you selected, go to your Account Settings and near the bottom there is a link for Your Charity.
  • If you are also interested in Payroll Deduction, contact Randi Sinclair (Chair) at or

Government relations:
  • February is just around the corner and so is the Legislative Reception Stay tuned for the date and time and you can see photos from last year 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


  • The Wellness Video is ready and will count towards your wellness plan. Make sure you attend the "screening" at your building and fill out or sign the attendance list to get credit for the viewing.

ESP Steering:

  • Thanks to amazing outreach at schools across the district, we have 6 new ESP members. If you would like a social at your school, contact Gena Harris (
  • A reminder that the committee has organized 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:

  • Coming up fast is both the Kids' Fair and Read Across America! Information on signing up for readers will be coming soon.
  • If you are interested in joining or helping the PR Committee, please contact Amanda Shindle (


  • 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
  • Want to represent our state on a larger scale? Then apply by filling out this resume to attend the NEA's Representative Assembly in Washington D.C., the largest democratic body in the country. Click here for more information about RA.

See You Next Year!

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