Public hearings will continue in Coeur d’Alene Thursday and Idaho Falls Tuesday.
House Republicans spent much of a two-hour town hall meeting talking about taxes — and the state’s cashflow issues. Left unmentioned was the question of education spending.
Budget discussions take up much of state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s time this week.
The State Board of Education is still hoping to award the $4,000-a-year bonuses by its Sept. 1 deadline.
During a similar meeting in July in Twin Falls, campus diversity and inclusion programs emerged as a talking point.
“We’re not taking a stand on gun rights,” district spokeswoman Eva Craner told Ryan Blake of the Twin Falls Times-News. “It’s just not an appropriate raffle for our students.”
In an interview with the Lewiston Tribune, new University of Idaho President C. Scott Green says he has already spoken to general counsel about how the university would respond to a mass shooting threat.
The shorthanded board will meet Wednesday afternoon to hire a new University of Idaho athletic director.
The cost of the Boise State University diversity and inclusion programs — and the source of the funding — is one element in a lingering legislative debate.
Boise trustees will discuss the proposal on Aug. 12, the Idaho Statesman reported. Meanwhile, the controversy over Teton High School’s mascot change shows no sign of fading.
Here’s state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s weekly schedule, as released Monday morning.
Boise State believes “Dreamers” are eligible for the state-funded Idaho Opportunity Scholarship.
Rob Clayton says embattled district Superintendent GwenCarol Holmes started a rumor that he was having an affair with a district administrator. The district has not commented on the claim.
The commission appeared to violate Idaho’s open meetings law during a closed-door session on April 11, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office said.
State superintendent Sherri Ybarra is holding an orientation session Tuesday for new superintendents, and will speak Friday at the Idaho Association of School Administrators’ annual conference.
House Majority Leader Mike Moyle discussed the topic during a town hall meeting in Twin Falls, but offered no details on what a bill might include, the Twin Falls Times-News reported.
State Rep. Laurie Lickley, R-Jerome, had hoped to arrange a mediation between commission Chairman Alan Reed and Heritage Academy officials, the Twin Falls Times-News reported.
The new Boise State University president knows Twitter. And knows how to use it to throw a little shade.
The anonymous mailer “belittles the volunteers and workers who dedicate their time to advancing opportunities for Idaho students,” Little said. His statement was tucked into an e-newsletter sent out late Wednesday afternoon.
Idaho’s governor has said little on a controversy that has festered for nearly two weeks, divided House Republicans and legislative Democrats and defined Marlene Tromp’s brief tenure as Boise State’s new president.