East Idaho’s largest school district also approved a heavier emphasis on face-to-face learning for its more than 13,000 students.
The ruling places a temporary block on the group’s push to increase the amount of income taxes corporations and wealthier Idahoans pay to fund the state’s public schools.
The school district will start the year with a mix of in-person and remote instruction, Superintendent Wendy Johnson told parents Wednesday.
The SDE’s 2020-2021 assessment calendar includes testing dates for Idaho’s early-reading exam and the federally mandated Idaho Standards Achievement Tests.
Trustees they’ll make the call on Aug. 3, after they take public feedback.
Trustees on Tuesday approved the requirement as an amendment to the district’s broader reopening plan.
Students will now return on either Aug. 27 or 28, depending on their age and assigned blended learning groups.
Marvin Hansen will receive his normal annual salary of $108,973 until trustees replace him — at which point he can step into a newly created position with lower pay.