Darren Svan

Districts to ask patrons for $152 million in local bonds and levies

West Ada and Pocatello have the largest asks. Find out what’s on your ballot.

Kuna trustees embrace proposed ordinance restricting developers

A new ordinance in Middleton would stop developers from building homes if the school they serve is overcapacity.

Charter commission sets precedent with tenuous performance measures

The Accelerating Public Charter Schools Act carries a provision rewarding high-performing schools with a 12-year charter, rather than six.

Charter superintendent’s defamation case nears settlement

Defendants are listed as the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, Alan Reed, Nils Peterson and Kirsten Pochop.

State revokes certifications for three convicted teachers

The PSC’s executive committee review 12 educator cases for probable cause determinations.

Consequences may be coming for teachers who quit early or mid-year

If a teacher breaks a contract and a complaint is filed, commissioners are ready to issue consequences.

Timberlake recognized for success with first-generation college students

Timberlake is one of 27 high schools throughout the country recognized for efforts to increase the number of first-generation college students.

Modern CTE facilities will boost prospects in rural Idaho

In New Plymouth, some students stay in school just to weld in the high school’s career technical education agriculture program.

West Bonner forensic audit finds no improprieties

The district’s previous school board approved the audit last summer on the advice of former school leader Branden Durst.

Coeur d’Alene weighs solutions to solve $6 million shortfall

Trustees might reduce staff or move to the four-day school week to find savings by June that align with a drastic reduction in enrollment.