Education Support Professionals is a general term for all non-teaching education employees and was recognized by the NEA in 1980. ESP’s are an important and integral part of education and in an effort to increase support and communication, the BEA formed the ESP Steering Committee to offer a contact for support staff in schools. The committee also works on increasing membership, visits schools to offer information about membership and rights.
The ESP Committee also provides support, classes/training and volunteer opportunities.
The Four Simple Reasons You Should Join
A Unified Voice: Joining the association gives ESP’s a unified voice to communicate their issues and concerns.
Representation: Joining the association gives ESP’s on-the-job representation to advocate for their rights, including legal representation, if necessary. This is essential for job protection.
Member Benefits: Using association member benefits more than makes up for the cost of dues. Examples include discounted auto and homeowner insurance, low cost mortgages, coupons and travel packages.
$1 Million Liability Insurance Policy: Gives ESP’s peace of mind and protection in the event they are sued for work-related issues.
View our ESP Newsletters with information about the committee, events and spotlights on ESP’s around the district.
Membership Dues Resources
New ESP Shirts Available for Purchase
Click here for the online order form. A size chart is also available here.
Shirts cost $25. Please send the checks to the BEA Office with ESP Shirt in the Memo.