West Bonner community expresses support for interim superintendent

INSIDE: An unfinished 2023 audit has caused the district to be out of compliance with the State Department of Education.

Schools must adopt new special education manual

Families who believe their child was incorrectly denied special education services can request an evaluation — and districts have to listen.

Teacher recruitment events report growing interest in the profession

The number of interested educators increased by 170% over two years ago, the last time the teacher recruitment event was held.

CDA eyes staff reductions, closing a school — but steers away from four-day calendar

One of the issues contributing to the district’s financial distress is declining enrollment.

Kuna trustees embrace proposed ordinance restricting developers

A new ordinance in Middleton would stop developers from building homes if the school they serve is overcapacity.

Charter commission sets precedent with tenuous performance measures

The Accelerating Public Charter Schools Act carries a provision rewarding high-performing schools with a 12-year charter, rather than six.

Pocatello trustees to patrons: $33 million bond no longer needed

Just-passed legislation will funnel about $43 million to the district, enough to rebuild the burned Highland High without taxpayer help.

North Gem’s next superintendent lacks some required qualifications

The news comes after Branden Durst was denied a superintendency at West Bonner due to missing qualifications.

Spring student headcounts increase — with one exception

The lone outlier: North Idaho College, which is struggling to attract and retain students while scrambling to maintain its accreditation.

Charter superintendent’s defamation case nears settlement

Defendants are listed as the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, Alan Reed, Nils Peterson and Kirsten Pochop.