The move marks an effort to shield the state’s transgender athlete ban from a legal challenge.
Members include an Idaho Freedom Foundation employee, a charter school leader who pushed to use the Bible in public schools and a reverend who appears to be a North Idaho evangelical Christian leader.
Senators voted 64 to 33 to approve Cardona, a former fourth-grade teacher and school principal. Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch both voted no.
Each district is responding to the pandemic in its own way, but for many students the new year means a new shot at in-person learning.
The Connecticut education commissioner is a former public school teacher.
Only about 20 percent of schools update their websites with current expenditures, contracts and board documents, according to an EdNews review.