The state superintendent’s office has continued to advocate for the concept behind SEL, but has distanced itself from the term as it accumulates political charge.
The plan addresses 10 of 11 recommendations submitted to Superintendent Sherri Ybarra this summer, and will guide the SDE’s work for the next two years.
It’s unclear why Idaho’s plan hasn’t been OK’d yet.
The superintendent’s Student Advisory Council is scheduled to be formed in August. But what is it going to look like? And what will it achieve?
Mary McFarland, a former Eagle City Council member and business owner, will take over the post.
The SDE plans to develop recommendations for Sherri Ybarra by July, then embark on a long-range plan for expanding behavioral health and wellness services.
Legislators encouraged Ybarra to improve her bill and bring back a rewritten version.
The State Department of Education announced a holiday card winner, a new round of community school grants, and more.