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West Ada accepting trustee applications

Candidates must apply by March 10 to fill the seat left open by former chair Amy Johnson.

Idaho Fine Arts Academy takes ‘different’ learning approach to new facility

The Meridian-based magnet school’s recent move to a bigger facility boosts its reach by doubling student seats, and providing a range of amenities aimed at the arts.

Boise trustees agree to phase out mask mandate

The new health and safety plan takes effect after Spring Break. It restores visitor protocols and school activities.

Boise to consider lifting its mask mandate in schools

Idaho’s second largest district is one of the few still requiring masks. Trustees are seeking public input. Health officials remain cautious.

‘A 50-pound weight’: Nampa’s interim superintendent feels the pressure of his new role

On Monday, Gregg Russell reflected on the work that lies ahead running Idaho’s third largest district.

Nampa trustees appoint replacement after accepting superintendent’s resignation

Assistant superintendent Greg Russell takes over after Paula Kellerer’s abrupt exit.

Nampa superintendent Paula Kellerer resigns

The board has scheduled a special meeting for Saturday to accept the resignation and name an interim. INSIDE: Kellerer’s resignation letter.

West Ada ends COVID exposure notifications to families

Trustees voted 3-2 Monday to nix the requirement as the fast-spreading omicron variant brings confirmed cases to a new high.

Caldwell trustees approve a temporary mask mandate

The decision followed high absentee rates in staff and students. District leaders hope masks will keep kids in school.

Newly elected trustees take over Nampa school board leadership

The new chair and vice chair lead split-vote victories on hiring a new clerk and changing the district’s pandemic response plan.