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Layne McInelly

Layne McInelly

Layne McInelly is the president of the Idaho Education Association and a sixth-grade teacher at Morley Nelson Elementary, which is a Title 1 school in the Boise School District. McInelly is a lifelong Idahoan who earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education from Boise State University and his master's of arts in education with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction from Lesley University.

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Idaho Capitol rotunda

It’s time for the Idaho Legislature to dispense with the vitriol and support educators, students

By: - November 15, 2021

As the Idaho Education Association celebrates American Education Week, Nov. 15-19, we encourage Idahoans to reflect on the many benefits public education provides, along with what needs to be done to ensure that our state has strong and vibrant public schools for generations to come. There are both opportunities and challenges ahead for Idaho public […]

COMMENTARY
A school bus arrives at Morley Nelson Elementary in Boise

Idaho must find ways to pay school support staff competitive wages — before it’s too late

By: - June 24, 2021

As our country and our state emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, a disconnect between available jobs and workers willing to accept poverty level compensation is hitting home. Potential steps forward for many workers in retail and other private sector fields could threaten school districts’ ability to recruit and retain vital support staff workers who will […]