Notice: Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Four amendments to the IEA bylaws have been proposed for consideration at the 2015 IEA RA. For more information and the exact language being proposed, please login to IEA Members Only. You may also contact a local RA delegate or your Region Chair or UniServ Director.

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IEA Connect

IEA Connect is a new and easy way to get all your IEA questions answered in one spot. You can do it by phone, by email or by live chatting with someone via the IEA website.

Have you ever had a question about your IEA membership?

  • Have you wondered how you can access discounts and deals?
  • Or, how your dues dollars are spent?
  • Are you trying to find out more information about the new evaluation system or professional development resources?

IEA Connect is here to help. You can reach an IEA Connect specialist from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find one for you.

For more information, visit the website.

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Legislative Update – March 27, 2015

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Legislative update for March 27, 2015 from IEA Director of Government Relations Jim Reed. Click here to watch the video.

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RCEA Officer Elections April 30, 2015

Good morning!  Nomination forms will be delivered to each attendance center today.  We will hold our officer and rep elections on Thursday, April 30th, with a general membership meeting to follow that afternoon at 4:15pm at RCPS Library.  We have the following positions up for election:  Vice President, Treasurer, and one Executive Board position.  Also needed is a Region Council Rep, and Jr. Reps in each attendance center and in all work classifications.  All of these positions are two-year terms.  Jr. Reps will move up to the Sr. Rep position the 2nd year of their term.  Please be thinking of people that you feel would be great candidates for these positions.  Melinda Hogan will NOT be running for executive board again because she is retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year.  Also, Dee Elsner will NOT be running for treasurer again.  Susan Scheperle wants to thank both of these great ladies for their dedication to RCEA and their unbelievable support to our district.  They will both be missed on the executive board! Nominations MUST be returned to Susan Scheperle at RCPS no later than April 10th.

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Tele-Town Hall Meeting on October 16th

All IEA members are invited to participate in a “Decision 2014 tele-town hall meeting” with President Cinda Klickna.

The meeting will focus on the crucial election coming up in just a few weeks. It will include information on statewide recommended candidates and how early voting works.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the election.

The “tele-town hall” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

IEA members will receive an automated phone call on Wednesday, Oct. 15 that will explain how you can participate in this event.

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Membership Meeting and Election Day

We will have a general membership meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15th.  It will be held in the high school library.  All building reps will meet at 4:00 and general membership will be at 4:30!  The election will still be held tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1st.  Building reps need to deliver ballots to RCIS at the end of the day so votes can be tallied.

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Much at Stake in the Upcoming Election

The results of the November election will impact your classroom, working conditions, bargaining rights and pension.

You can get the list of IEA recommended candidates and more on IEA Decision 2014, where you can download the Quinn/Rauner comparison poster, highlighting key differences in the two candidates for governor.
Also on the ballot will be a minimum wage advisory amendment and a millionaire surcharge advisory amendment, along with important local races.
The choices you make Nov. 4 will impact the future of education in Illinois for years to come. Cast a vote for public education. 
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