Day 37: Pie Day

State superintendent Debbie Critchfield headed to the Statehouse Wednesday morning for the House Education Committee meeting.

Rep. James Petzke, R-Meridian, presented House Bill 92 — a policy to require public high schools to teach financial literacy classes. The bill is a collaborative effort between Petzke and Critchfield, and the superintendent testified in support of the legislation. It passed the committee with a unanimous vote.

Critchfield also attended to support Clay Long of the Division of Career Technical Education, who presented the annual CTE report to lawmakers.

After attending a Region III superintendents’ meeting, Critchfield headed back to the Capitol for Pie Day — an event dedicated to showcasing homeschooling families. Students offered fresh pie to lawmakers, pages, lobbyists and others at the Statehouse, and set up poster-board presentations around the circumference of the fourth-floor rotunda.

And the students gifted the superintendent a whole pie, along with a card thanking her for her dedication to Idaho students and education, according to the State Department of Education.

After the jubilee of Pie Day, Critchfield held her weekly meeting with Senate Education Committee chairman Sen. Dave Lent, R-Idaho Falls, and headed to support  Long as he presented to the Senate committee Wednesday afternoon. She also attended a CTE Foundation Student Day at the Legislature event.

Wednesday evening, Critchfield will depart for North Idaho for her Region 1 outreach trip, which kicks off Thursday morning.

Sadie Dittenber

Sadie Dittenber

Reporter Sadie Dittenber focuses on K-12 policy and politics. She is a College of Idaho graduate, born and raised in the Treasure Valley. You can follow Sadie on Twitter @sadiedittenber and send her news tips at [email protected].

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