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Boise trustees: Rajbhandari’s profane tweet violates code of ethics

After a closed executive session, trustee Shiva Rajbhandari issued a public apology for last week’s tweet, directed at Gov. Brad Little.

Rural arts grants are now available

Rural schools can seek grants of up to $15,000 for fine arts, performing arts and design courses.

Video: ‘Idaho Reports,’ 3.31.23

Miss this week’s “Idaho Reports?” Catch up here.

NIC trustees abruptly call off public meeting

Tuesday’s non-meeting comes as the embattled community college faces a deadline. A written report to regional accreditors is due Friday.

NIC trustees agree to reinstate Swayne

Nick Swayne is back at the helm at the embattled community college. But In a divided vote, trustees voted to keep interim president Gregory South on paid leave.

Judge orders NIC trustees to reinstate Swayne

The Friday evening order leaves the NIC with two presidents on the payroll — and opens a new round of turmoil, as a regional panel considers pulling the beleaguered community college’s accreditation.

After library bill vote, Boyle abruptly steps down from House Education

“This is Idaho, not San Francisco, and I’m a mom and a grandmom,” said Boyle, R-Midvale, explaining her decision to step down.

Audio: An ‘Idaho Matters’ school choice conversation

Did you miss Thursday’s “Idaho Matters?” Catch up here.

NIC’s new attorney received nearly $25,000 in December

And this exceeded monthly payments to NIC’s old law firm from December 2021 and July, according to Kaye Thornbrugh of the Coeur d’Alene Press, who filed a public records request for the invoices.

Caldwell calls off hearing on LGBTQ student policy

“After careful consideration and due to safety concerns,” Caldwell trustees called off the hearing, scheduled for Monday.