During the recession, schools used the local levies to offset unprecedented state budget cuts. The state’s K-12 budget is rebounding, but districts are still relying on help from local taxpayers.
Dan Goicoechea resigned from the State Department of Education Sept. 18, after a former colleague filed a complaint alleging harassment and discrimination.
Every year, some 2,500 Idaho college students need extra help to complete college-level work. Schools are looking for new ways to help get these students working toward their degrees.
State Board of Education member Debbie Critchfield believes evaluations are improving and the State Board has added more transparency to the process with its annual review process.