Over the next six months, Blake Jones will track and contextualize spending of federal coronavirus relief funds on Idaho’s K-12 schools.
Just before the coronavirus pandemic struck Idaho, state education leaders took on a sizable task: connecting dozens of college and career readiness advisors across more than 80,000 square miles. The result? The Next Steps Idaho Ambassador program.
“If we help students before they pose a threat, we reduce the likelihood they will ever pose a threat,” said Makenzie Schiemann, president of the National Association for Behavioral Intervention (NABITA).
He has been the teachers union’s general counsel for 10 years.
The lieutenant governor questioned the Sun’s motives on Facebook for seeking a copy of public comments that will be used to inform a task force on public education.
“All of our leaders realize that when you’re the leader of an institution, and you’ve asked your team to make sacrifices, it’s probably not the right time to adjust compensation,” State Board President Kurt Liebich said.
The findings suggest that schools don’t have complete information to make their plans for the fall, said Dr. David Pate, a pandemic adviser to Gov. Brad Little and to some Idaho schools.