Rachel Spacek

Vallivue opens schools for secondary students

They will return the week before spring break. Trustees said it would be a good week to test out the return before students and staff are off for a week. 

Pandemic poses challenges for students learning English

More than 1,700 children in the Boise School District are learning English as a second language.

Middleton trustees shorten quarantine periods for students and staff

The quarantine requirement was reduced from 14 days to 10. The superintendent did not support the decision.

Band, orchestra and theater teachers try to connect with students online

“Theater is all about expression and there’s only so much you can do through a screen,” said theater student Kelsie Putnam. “(Online class) sucks the life out of people.”

Caldwell to move to remote learning after Thanksgiving

Board chair Marisela Pesina said she has watched the virus ravage the Latino community in Caldwell.

Schools struggle to find substitute teachers during pandemic

Districts are juggling staff to fill classrooms with adults and increasing pay for substitutes.

Middleton sticks to its plan of moving to full-time, in-person learning next month

The teachers union shared its concerns with trustees on Monday.

Middleton teachers union files grievance against school board

The union claims trustees did not communicate with union members when deciding on school reopening plans.

Middleton trustees agree to move students into the classroom full-time

The elected officials went against recommendations from the superintendent and concerns from the teacher’s union.

Opening during a pandemic: A public charter school welcomes students

“It has been an adventure,” said school leader Anthony Haskett. “But it has been rewarding.”