Granite School District’s Board of Education values public education and educator input to create the policies, programs, and management of Granite School District. GEA PAC plays a vital role in interviewing and endorsing education friendly candidates for the GSD Board of Education. Having GEA’s president present at all Board meetings allows for instant feedback on behalf of teachers.
GEA has the duty to represent teacher voice. Attending monthly GSD Board of Education meetings is one way that GEA consistently works with the District to create a better working environment for educators and a high-quality school experience for our students.
How to Participate in Public Comment:
GEA is here to support and help you in participating in public comment. Please email or give us a call if you would like more information.
We would like to share an opportunity for you with Granite Education Support Professionals Association (GESPA).
GEA President, Michele Jones, presented at the November Granite School Board meeting to bring awareness of burnout.
Elections Announcement 2022
Are you interested in running for office?
The Granite Education Association announces elections and encourages all interested members to run for office. As a member of GEA, you have an opportunity to be actively involved and be a voice for teachers and our Association.
You may run for only one (1) Board position. Board members and officers elected by the general membership qualify as voting delegates at the Representative Assembly (RA)* and as a delegate to the UEA House of Delegates.
If you are interested in being involved, but not on the Board of Directors, you can run for the Representative Assembly Delegate position. Members elected by the general membership to attend the RA qualify as voting delegates to the RA, the governing body of NEA. Elected delegates travel to the RA during the summer to make policy for the NEA.*
We will email your statement and picture to building reps with the elections materials. Please plan to attend the AR meeting on Weds., November 10th and be prepared to make a short campaign speech.
* GEA Board members’ travel to the RA is funded in the middle year of their term of office. Among
members elected as delegates to the NEA RA, the top two vote-getters will have their travel funded.
If you would like to run, please download the form below:
Granite School District has self-funded health insurance, which means that GSD takes on the cost of benefit claims. Because our insured members have become wise consumers the District is able to keep the cost of the insurance low by comparison with neighboring school districts. There are some things about this benefit that catch people by surprise, and GEA wants to make you aware of a couple of exclusions within your GSD health insurance. These exclusions and more are listed towards the front of your insurance booklet. It’s a good idea to become familiar with these to understand your benefits
First, dependent maternity care is not covered, no matter the age of the dependent. Federal law stipulates those maternity expenses be covered for employees and spouses which is the law your insurance follows. When the Affordable Care Act, or ACA was passed, children were allowed to stay on their parents’ plans until the age of 26. Which means some children are pregnant during their time on their parents’ plans, but their maternity costs are not covered by your GSD health insurance. This exclusion has often caught people unaware, and if it had been known, they would have opted for alternate insurance.
The second most common exclusion that is not well known is bariatric weight loss surgery. Not only is this surgery not covered, but any complications also resulting from weight loss surgery will not be covered as well. Along the same vein, medications and programs for weight loss are also not covered.
One huge plus of Granite’s insurance plans is there is no waiting period for preexisting conditions. Another perk is the Granite Wellness Center. Anyone on District insurance has access to the benefits of this facility at no out of pocket cost to them. Below, please find a list of services, and if you haven’t had a chance to utilize this benefit you can learn more about it here.
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