Spelling it Out: How traditional public schools are governed

A complex web of agencies and individuals oversees what happens in Idaho classrooms, from how they’re funded to the learning that takes place within them. This guide can help make sense of it all. Most importantly, voters are ultimately responsible. Here’s how it all works:

Spelling it Out is a series that aims to break down complex terms, ideas, and jargon in education and become a resource for taxpayers, educators, parents, and students. Check out past articles on bonds and levies, teacher evaluations, and types of schools here. Have an idea for a Spelling it Out topic? Let us know: [email protected].
Carly Flandro

Carly Flandro

Carly Flandro reports from her hometown of Pocatello. Prior to joining EdNews, she taught English at Century High and was a reporter for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. She has won state and regional journalism awards, and her work has appeared in newspapers throughout the West. Flandro has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and Spanish from the University of Montana, and a master’s degree in English from Idaho State University. You can email her at [email protected] or call or text her at (208) 317-4287.

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