Gov. Butch Otter named his Task Force for Improving Education and scheduled its first meeting for Jan. 11 in Boise. The task force includes teachers, superintendents, parents and business leaders.
The first meeting will be include a welcome from the governor and task force chair Richard Westerberg. The next meetings are Jan. 25 and Feb. 28. The governor said in his State of the State address that he wanted to see results from his task force before taking legislative action in education reform.
Friday’s meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Yanke Research Center (220 ParkCenter Blvd) and is scheduled to run until 3 p.m. Check back here for coverage of the meeting.
House Education Chair Rep. Reed DeMordaunt and Sentate Education Chair Sen. John Goedde are on the task force as is superintendent Tom Luna.
|Richard Westerberg, Chair||State Board of Education|
|Doug Baker||University of Idaho|
|Laurie Boeckel||Idaho Parent Teacher Association|
|Roger Brown||Governor’s Office|
|Cheryl Charlton||Idaho Digital Learning Academy|
|Linda Clark||IASA, Joint School Dist. No. 2 (Meridian)|
|Penni Cyr||Idaho Education Association (IEA)|
|Reed DeMordaunt (R)||Idaho House of Representatives|
|Karen Echeverria||Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA)|
|Ken Edmunds||State Board of Education|
|Wayne Freedman||ISBA Past President|
|John Goedde (R)||Idaho State Senate|
|Steve Higgins||IASA, Grangeville School Dist.|
|Mary Huff||ISBA, Melba School Board Member|
|Teresa Jackman||IEA, Pocatello|
|Alex LaBeau||Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry|
|Mike Lanza||IEA, ID Parents & Teachers IPATT|
|Rod Lewis||State Board of Education|
|Bob Lokken||Idaho Business for Education|
|Tom Luna||Superintendent of Public Instruction|
|Alan Millar||Idaho Charter School Network|
|Phyllis Nichols||Counselor, New Plymouth School Dist.|
|Katie Pemberton||Coeur d’Alene School Dist.|
|Roger Quarles||Idaho Leads Project|
|Mary Ann Ranells||IASA, Lakeland School Dist.|
|Anne Ritter||ISBA President, Meridian School Board Member|
|Brian Smith||IEA, Sandpoint|
|Geoffrey Thomas||IASA, Madison School Dist.|
|Janie Ward-Engelking (D)||Idaho House of Representatives|
|Cindy Wilson||IEA, Meridian|
|Rob Winslow||Idaho Association of School Administrators (IASA)|
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