Benefits and Services


Your vision of becoming a teacher probably didn’t include the need to protect yourself against legal action as a result of a complaint from a student, parent, colleague or school official.

Every eligible KEYTA member is automatically enrolled in KEYTA’s $2 million Professional Liability Insurance Program. KEYTA maintains a team of dedicated, licensed attorneys who assist members with employment concerns. Members who have a simple question or a complicated issue relevant to their job can simply call (877) 33-KEYTA. Our prompt and confidential services will give you peace of mind.

Professional Development

KEYTA works independently and with outside vendors to offer its members professional development opportunities.


KEYTA publishes periodic newsletters and email updates so that members are kept abreast of association activities and current educational issues.


Membership is only $33 per month, or $19 per month for those forced to pay $420 in union fees.  KEYTA does not spend member dues on non-educational social agendas, or exorbitant board and staff salaries. Consequently, KEYTA is able to maintain reasonable dues.


KEYTA strives to promote and advocate membership interests on educational issues before the State Legislature and in Washington, D.C.

Teacher Grants and High School Scholarships

KEYTA assists teachers by offering competitive classroom mini-grants and start-up grants that help pay for classroom projects and supplies. KEYTA also issues scholarships to high school students. Scholarship recipients are nominated and selected by KEYTA members in the respective districts.

Leadership Opportunities

KEYTA encourages members to become active in KEYTA’s leadership and governance, as well as serving on regional and statewide committees.


KEYTA members are regularly invited to participate in membership surveys. Member ideas, priorities, and perspectives are then supplied to educational policy makers and assist in guiding the KEYTA staff and board of directors in their governance, policies and programs. Through these surveys, we are able to speak for our members, rather than in place of them.