Sugar-Salem superintendent: Idaho is a long way from leveling the playing field

Gaps in market values enable some school districts to tap into much more substantial tax bases. Superintendent Alan Dunn said his East Idaho district’s financial plight causes a host of problems.

From Tijuana to Notre Dame, American Falls teen lives the American dream

Life as an undocumented immigrant growing up in Eastern Idaho has paved the way for several opportunities for Odalis Gonzalez — including a full-ride scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.

Bonneville reveals boundaries for new high school

Parents and students will have a chance to offer feedback via an online survey. Trustees will comb through the feedback and prepare to make a final decision regarding boundaries during a special board meeting on May 23.

Idaho Falls shares high school redesign survey results

Respondents stressed a variety of concerns, from choosing an appropriate location for the school to what to do with the existing Idaho Falls High School.

Former state superintendent candidate to lead American Falls

Randy Jensen was runner-up to state superintendent Sherri Ybarra in the 2014 Republican primary. He has worked in American Falls schools for 32 years.

Bonneville patrons voice concerns over possible boundary changes

The school district recently floated a variety of multimillion-dollar options aimed at absorbing Ammon’s dizzying growth, but the problem is handling the influx of kids in the meantime.

Bonneville County Republicans draft resolution opposing community college

The Bonneville County Republican Central Committee voted 21-11 Thursday to adopt a resolution that opposes a May 16 ballot measure to turn Bonneville County into a community college taxing district.

Eastern Idahoans rail against changes to science standards

Just five patrons showed up Thursday night in Idaho Falls to voice concerns about the state’s embattled K-12 science standards. But their stance was clear.

American Falls narrows search for new superintendent

Trustees say they’ll make their final selection later this month, following a round of interviews and public input.

Sugar-Salem students go untested on SAT day

Sixteen juniors traveled to a nearby district to take the college-entrance exam, but the tests weren’t available so they returned home — untested.