Addressing COVID-19 in our schools
The UEA has multiple resources available to assist during this crisis, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions and a COVID-19 School Issue Reporting Form. In a message to UEA members, UEA President Heidi Matthews writes, "As you know, the UEA exists to support ALL our educator members. Typically, the task of defending educators is relatively straight forward, but in the current environment, I’ve watched as your elected UEA leaders agonize over how best to advocate for you. The jobs of educators, it seems, have never been more complicated..." Read Heidi's full message here | See other resources and updates
How Did Your Legislators Vote?
Each year, the UEA tracks dozens of bills during the legislative session. At the end of the session, the UEA Legislative Team highlights important bills with significant impact on public education then reviews the voting records of legislators on those bills. See the 2021 UEA legislative scorecard.
School Budgets Restored, Bonuses for Educators
Utah educators can expect bonuses and the potential for significant salary increases following the 2021 Utah Legislative Session. During the session, Legislators continually expressed appreciation for teachers while also attempting to undermine school district decision-making authority and the local voice of educators...view the complete 2021 Legislative summary