Kyle Pfannenstiel

Nampa trustee resigns, cites toll of pandemic talks

Mike Kipp said in his resignation letter he is “weary” and “tired” and that “arguments about a global pandemic (and even its legitimacy) had diminished our focus on student achievement.”

Nathan Cooper, 16, a student at Middleton High School drives a simulated semi-truck through stormy conditions on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Photo taken by Kyle Pfannenstiel of Idaho EdNews.

Honk, honk! Statewide simulated trucking tour for teens kicks off

Leaders hope the tour will expose more students to the industry.

West Ada ends COVID exposure notifications to families

Trustees voted 3-2 Monday to nix the requirement as the fast-spreading omicron variant brings confirmed cases to a new high.

Caldwell trustees approve a temporary mask mandate

The decision followed high absentee rates in staff and students. District leaders hope masks will keep kids in school.

‘People still care:’ Idaho high school students lead hundreds in Women’s March

A mostly masked crowd of a few hundred people waved hand-made signs and cheered as organizers spoke.

Newly elected trustees take over Nampa school board leadership

The new chair and vice chair lead split-vote victories on hiring a new clerk and changing the district’s pandemic response plan.

Omicron and flu season combine to force school closures

School leaders say illnesses in bus drivers, cooks and teachers have hampered their ability to get kids to school, feed them and teach them.

State Board approves dozens of trustee re-zoning proposals

The decision came during a special meeting Thursday, and gave 108 school the go-ahead to redraw local trustee zones.

At least three districts call off classes amid rising COVID-19 cases

The Treasure Valley and East Idaho districts are set to reopen Tuesday, Jan. 18, for now.

A divided West Ada school board selects new leadership

On just her first day as a trustee, Lori Frasure was elected vice chair of Idaho’s largest school district.