Educational Support Professionals

Spring Newsletter 2018

ESP Beach Day

Thursday, May 10th, 3-6pm

620 North 6th Street

Boise, ID

Come and join us for our end of the year social. All Classified staff are invited to join us. Don't worry if you are a certified member, join us as well and if you bring a classified non-member you'll receive an additional raffle ticket!

We'll have great prizes available, including gift cards and a grand prize of a Kindle!

Please RSVP by Friday, May 4th.

Click here for a Printable Invitation

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Donate Bowls at Ceramic for the Idaho Foodbank

Come join us on Wednesday, May 16th at Ceramica! Purchase and paint a bowl for the Idaho Foodbank's upcoming Spring Ice Cream Social.

Please make sure to RSVP as seating is limited by emailing Cynthia Rasavage (

Changes to our Dues Have Come Due!

The Boise Education Association has great respect and appreciation for their Educational Support Professional (ESP) members and is proving once again how they value our participation in our union. Earlier this year, the Executive Board approved a new dues structure to begin next school year. Your ESP Committee proposed that the BEA portion of the ESP dues be prorated, allowing new members who join during the school year to only pay for the months they will actually be members. In the past, members paid for the whole year, even if joining a few months in. For example, the BEA dues for ESP are $56.88 a year, $4.74 per month. Under the new structure, you will not pay the $4.74 for the months prior to joining the association. (IEA and NEA prorate their dues after January) We hope this will make the decision to join a little easier, knowing that your ESP Committee is working to make membership more affordable. Let’s grow our association!

Check out the Annual IEA Summer Institute

This Institute is an opportunity for our members to gather and exchange ideas and to learn from each other, thereby gaining a network of colleagues who work to strengthen public education in our schools.

Where: Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

When: July 25th - 28th

FREE Admission to IEA Members

Tickets available April 20th

Head to the IEA Website for Tickets


To view this newsletter live, scan the barcode to the left or go to:

BEA Educational Support Professionals Steering Committee

-BEA President, Stephanie Myers
-BEA Executive Director, Kathy Yamamoto

-Chair, Gena Harris, Grace Jordan
-Debra Brown, Horizon
-Jeanine Rishel, South
-Allison Gordon, DSC
-Bree Wildman, White Pine
-Stacie Aspiazu-Johnson, Hillside

-Cynthia Rasavage, Grace Jordan

-Leslie Melby, Horizon

-Nick Stienmetz, F&O

-Tim Stienmetz, F&O

Newsletter Editor:

-Allison Gordon