The Twin Falls School District Board of Trustees approved an emergency levy for $1.3 million in a special meeting on Monday. The full amount – $1,304,546 – is roughly 3 percent of the district’s $45 million budget. The levy will be used to hire six new para-educators, one half-time teacher, and to purchase additional supplies…
CCSSO auditors praise Ybarra’s vision to run a service agency and her staff’s skill, but identify several other challenges, saying her staff does not feel it has appropriate contact with her.
At least 15 children in the North Idaho community lost their homes this month in the Clearwater Complex fire, which also took the home of the high school principal. Educators decided not to postpone the start of school so those displaced would have some semblance of structure.
Ybarra pledges the she and Gov. Butch Otter will be on the same page with their budget proposals, which will be rooted in task force recommendations.
When school reopens on Sept. 9, all-day kindergarten should be in session, sports teams will be on the field and some staff jobs could be filled again.