Idaho reported its largest weekly increase in case numbers since mid-March — as health officials urge a cautious approach to the new school year.
Here’s what Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin had to say to Idaho’s teachers union. And what the state’s college and university presidents had to say to McGeachin’s task force.
The state’s largest university is also encouraging students and staff to get vaccinated before fall semester.
The bulk of emails to Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin say her indoctrination task force is an overdue and gutsy attempt to curb leftist teachings. Others dismiss the task force as misguided, pointless and politically driven.
In some cases, counties with higher vaccination rates are seeing relatively low coronavirus case rates. But not always.
The Lewiston Tribune reported Wednesday on comments about the LGBT community, made by Logan Fowler, Lewis-Clark’s marketing and communications director. Fowler is also a pastor in a Lewiston church.
“The record budget surplus should be directed to Idaho’s public schools, which continue to be under-resourced in a state that willingly ranks last in per-student funding,” union President Layne McInelly said Wednesday.
Coronavirus cases are rising across the nation, and Idaho is no exception.