The legislative body of the UEA, "House of Delegates", meets in April to set the budget, legislative priorities and mission of UEA. Delegates from locals around Utah meet for a Saturday in Salt Lake to hear speeches from their UEA leaders and set the business of UEA. Parliamentary procedure governs the meeting and the bylaws, constitution, and budget are discussed. It is an annual opportunity for members to see UEA at work. If you are interested in being a delegate next year let your leaders know.
Both OEA and WEA have traded negotiation packets and will begin meetings soon. The districts will be forming their budgets and we will assist and looking where the cuts will be made.
We were saddened to hear of the loss of Gary Wilder, history teacher at OHS (formerly at BLHS). Gary coached and taught the students he loved so much. He will be missed.