Critchfield confirmed to State Board

The state Senate confirmed Debbie Critchfield’s appointment to the State Board of Education Thursday.

Debbie Critchfield

Critchfield, of Oakley, has been on the board since July, when Gov. Butch Otter appointed her to a vacant spot on the board.

“I am proud to be a member of the State Board of Education, and I would like to thank Governor Otter and the Idaho Senate for providing me with this opportunity,” Critchfield said in a news release Thursday.  “We have a real opportunity to improve elementary, secondary and postsecondary education in Idaho, and as a member of the Board, I look forward to working with my fellow board members, education institutions and community members for the benefit of all Idaho students.”

For more about Critchfield, here’s our coverage from her appointment in July.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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