The one-on-one meetings do not necessarily violate state sunshine laws, Blaine County’s prosecutor tells the Idaho Mountain Express. The attorney general’s office cautions against the practice.
Former Declo High School student Sierra Norman filed a civil rights complaint in 2014, saying she was the subject of gender and religious discrimination.
The Idaho Education Association’s political arm is a major donor to a Boise-based group supporting Democratic legislative candidates. Between May 28 and Sept. 30, the Political Action Committee for Education contributed $32,000 to Responsible Leadership for Idaho, according to Responsible Leadership’s most recent campaign finance report. Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press first wrote Wednesday…
The backstory about Idaho’s fluctuating grad rates — and the perils in analyzing the new national numbers.
District support services director Clara Allred made the “difficult decision” to retire, Allred’s attorney said in a statement to the Twin Falls Times-News.
House Speaker Scott Bedke isn’t the only sitting lawmaker who kicks his money into other legislative campaigns. But over the past few months, Bedke gave $18,750 to 36 Republican candidates.
In a survey of Treasure Valley residents, 52 percent of respondents favored paying higher taxes for education. Most Treasure Valley school districts have supplemental levies on the books, however.
The district’s two-year, $30 million supplemental levy comes off the books in 2017 — and trustees are weighing their options.
The anonymous survey will be live for at least two weeks. Results will be reported publicly to a legislative committee reviewing the K-12 funding formula.
The district wants to make sure it performed background checks on other employees, Superintendent Wendy Johnson said Friday.