The Ada County Sheriff’s Office booked Alan Ward on the misdemeanor charges Thursday afternoon.
Star Middle School principal Tony Nelson faces an Oct. 15 jury trial on two counts of felony injury to a child. He is back on paid administrative leave.
Lawrence Wasden is investigating the controversial April 11 meeting, to determine whether the state’s Public Charter School Commission violated state law.
The superintendent has two budget meetings Monday. Her 2020-21 budget requests are due to Gov. Brad Little on Sept. 1.
Twenty-eight House Republicans — including eight of the 15 members of the House Education Committee — co-signed the letter to the new Boise State president.
The school board has scheduled a July 16 vote on the festering controversy.
Kuna officials hope to convince school trustees and legislators to endorse the change, the Idaho Press reported Sunday. The former might prove to be easier than the latter.
On this week’s schedule: a Tuesday meeting of one of Gov. Brad Little’s four education reform subcommittees.
“Students of color are more likely to live in communities with the most difficulty approving local education dollars,” the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy wrote in a new study.
The former congressman takes the party’s helm heading into the 2020 elections, when all 105 legislative seats will be up for grabs. The GOP holds 80 percent supermajorities in the House and Senate.
The violations occurred between January and May, according to a Blaine County School District news release. But the sanctions came eight days after Rob Clayton publicly criticized district leadership.
A recent Associated Press data analysis looks at computer and Internet access, and how this contributes to a “homework gap.”
State superintendent Sherri Ybarra is in Coeur d’Alene Monday, attending a conference hosted by one of Idaho’s most prominent lobbying groups.
In a study released Tuesday, Education Week criticized Idaho for what it spends, and how it spends it.
From 2008 through 2016, Idaho’s per-pupil K-12 spending decreased by 11 percent, the Pew Charitable Trusts said in a report released Tuesday. Only seven states experienced a steeper decrease.
“For eight years I took on the strongest liberal special interest groups in the country,” Luna told Republican central committee members in an email. The Idaho Falls Post Register reported on Luna’s run Friday.
The first meeting of Gov. Brad Little’s K-12 task force punctuates state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s weekly schedule.
A court order restricts Star Middle School Principal Tony Nelson from being in the presence of minors, the Idaho Statesman reported. Nelson faces two felony counts of injury to a child.
An unusual bipartisan political coalition have agreed to attend — but only to listen. Organizers hope local patrons will lay out specific concerns about the Blaine County School District and its leadership.
“I am fed up with political correctness and oversensitivity!” Rep. Chad Christensen wrote on his Facebook page Saturday. Trustees will take public comment on Teton High School’s mascot in July.