Bonneville grapples with overcrowding, again

About 75 parents, patrons and teachers turned out for a two-hour meeting at Sandcreek Middle School Tuesday to provide feedback and ask questions about a variety of multimillion-dollar options aimed at curbing the problem — and to see if the district will turn to local taxpayers to help fund the fix.

New group opposes measure for East Idaho community college

“We don’t need this,” said Larry Lyon, a Bonneville County resident and member of the newly formed East Idaho-based conservative group “Idahope.” “There are many local and online educational offerings and dozens of associates degrees offered within 50 miles of Idaho Falls.”

American Falls superintendent Ron Bolinger reflects on a 46-year education career

On Thursday, the bespectacled educator looked back on nearly half a century as a teacher and school leader.

East Idaho superintendents oppose electioneering bill

School administrators say they already avoid publicly advocating for bond issues or levies, and that the Nampa Republican’s bill could strangle efforts to share basic information with patrons prior to already-strapped elections.

American Falls Superintendent Ron Bolinger to retire

He served as the East Idaho district’s leader for 21 years and has spent 46 years as an educator.

Annual ‘Souper Bowl’ helps East Idaho students feed thousands

The food drive spurs competition between two East Idaho high schools, helping them raise enough food to feed thousands of people in the process.

Idaho Falls’ bond impact on taxpayers is too early to tell

Ever-changing interest rates and uncertain growth make it difficult to say how much patrons could pay if a looming $100 million bond passes.

Schoolhouse shuffle: Aberdeen kids relocate

A remodel at the high school will force the relocation of two classrooms, a computer lab and the library to the nearby middle school.

State Board approves community college district in Bonneville County

This paves the way for Eastern Idaho Technical College to become East Idaho’s first community college. It’s now a decision for local taxpayers.

American Falls scales back bond amount

The rural East Idaho district is again turning to voters to help bear the brunt of rapid growth. Ririe also plans to propose a bond in March.