State superintendent Debbie Critchfield spent Wednesday morning with a group of future educators.
At Boise State University’s Teacher Education Career Fair, Critchfield spoke to the soon-to-be teachers about their career aspirations and potential futures in Idaho schools.
Later, Critchfield sat in on the Workforce Development Council’s quarterly meeting, and then met with Rep. Julie Yamamoto and Sen. Dave Lent — the chairs of the House and Senate education committees.
At 2 p.m., she headed to the Statehouse to present her career technical education plan to the Senate Education Committee.
She apologized in advance for her hoarse voice. She told lawmakers she was getting over a case of laryngitis.
And when it came time for questions, Sen. Lori Den Hartog was apologetic. The Meridian Republican said she didn’t want to make Critchfield stretch her voice, but asked Critchfield a question about the makeup of an 11-member panel that would administer the program.
The committee sent the bill to the Senate floor.