The new rules are meant to prevent states from cutting funding in districts that are receiving a larger share of per-pupil funding from the feds, effectively zeroing out built-in equity measures.
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.
The plan would allow up to two spectators per student participant and enforce a series of safety protocols. Gov. Brad Little has not yet agreed to the proposal.
Gov. Brad Little’s statewide order designed to help slow the spread of coronavirus limits gatherings to 10 people or less. Players are exempt but spectators are not.