Day 63: Steps for schools

Back at the office after a brief hiatus due to illness, state superintendent Debbie Critchfield headed to the Statehouse early Wednesday morning to present on House Bill 267 — her $50 million plan to boost CTE programming across Idaho. The bill easily passed the committee, and awaits a hearing on the House floor.

Debbie Critchfield testified before the House Education Committee / State Department of Education

Later, Critchfield was presented a $500 check by the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation — a result of the Steps for Schools initiative. Critchfield committed to the challenge — walking throughout the month of February — and averaged more than 5,000 steps a day.

The check will go to the Plummer-Worley Joint School District, and can be used for equipment, programs or projects that encourage active lifestyles among students.

Critchfield received a $500 check on behalf of the Plummer-Worley Joint School District.

She also held a meeting with the SDE executive team, and met with Rep. Julie Yamamoto, R-Caldwell, to conclude her Wednesday.

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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