Idaho Education Association
“We have little confidence that the move … will keep students and educators safe in many areas of the state,” union president Layne McInelly said Tuesday.
Union president Kari Overall has resigned, due to unspecified “personal reasons.” The Idaho Education Association announced the shakeup — and introduced new president Layne McInelly — in a late afternoon news release issued Tuesday, Christmas Eve.
If we start limiting the education debate to the scholarly and impartial among us, we’re going to exclude a lot of people and dismiss a lot of perspective.
Three months after leaving the union, former executive director Sue Wigdorski sent a scathing letter to the IEA’s board of directors. The IEA says the complaints against President Kari Overall are “unfounded and without merit.”
The union says budget cuts could eliminate 11 teaching jobs from the Mountain View School District’s faculty of about 90 full- and part-time staffers.
The Idaho Education Association and the Idaho School Boards Association have endorsed the measure, which will appear as Proposition Two on the Nov. 6 ballot.