Mary Ann Ranells has a six-month contract in Idaho’s largest school district — but she wants to stay longer.
Catch up on Monday’s Statehouse news, including new literacy proposals and a final vote to reject new science and humanities standards.
In 1994, it took lawsuits to spur the last rewrite of the state’s arcane school funding formula. Then it took a ton of new money to seal the deal.
The pending new rule, supported by the State Board of Education, can still be adopted by Idaho schools if it is supported by the Senate Education Committee.
Ybarra said she is striving for transparency and to include a diverse representation of voices in her policy and budget discussions
Superintendent Sherri Ybarra said her staff has worked to shave one hour off of testing time and to address delays and glitches before they crop up.
Lawmakers and education groups praised the level of detail in Ybarra’s spending proposal.
Thirteen Idaho business leaders and educators testified in favor of the bill designed to provide more opportunities for computer science students.