Day 58: Laws and basketball

State superintendent Debbie Critchfield’s long-awaited legislation got its first public look Friday — and she was there to support it.

Critchfield headed to the Statehouse early Friday morning to watch the House Education Committee take up her career technical education legislation and school boards bill.

The CTE legislation would boost available funding for CTE programming in school districts. The committee unanimously introduced the legislation.

Read more about Critchfield’s legislation in our Statehouse roundup. 

Her school boards bill mandates training for school trustees and charter school boards. It passed 13-3.

This is the first step in the legislative process for the bills. Both are likely to receive hearings in House Education next.

After her morning success, Critchfield headed to a meeting with her executive team.

And she plans to close out a busy week with an evening of high school basketball.

She left Boise Friday afternoon to join her daughter and grandson at the boys’ state tournament in Nampa.

Critchfield with her daughter, Mallory, and grandson.
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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