Superintendent Ybarra’s schedule: Dec. 3-7

State superintendent Sherri Ybarra will be in Washington, D.C., most of this week — for just part of a national summit meeting on education reform.

The Tallahassee, Fla.-based Foundation for Excellence in Education is hosting an education reform summit in Washington this week.

Ybarra is traveling to Washington on Tuesday, which is why the summit is blocked off on her schedule, spokesman Scott Phillips said Monday.

However, the summit’s agenda lists only one event for Wednesday — early registration, which runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Ybarra will attend one summit-related event that does not appear on the agenda, Phillips said. She will attend a Wednesday evening reception and dinner hosted by the foundation’s board of directors. Ybarra will also attend meetings Wednesday, hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures, and will meet with other state superintendents Wednesday, Phillips said.

According to the summit’s agenda, events begin Thursday morning and run through early Friday afternoon. Ybarra is returning to Idaho late Thursday, Phillips said. Pressed for details, Phillips encouraged Idaho Education News to file a public records request for more details.

Ybarra has no scheduled events or meetings Friday.

Here’s the schedule, as released by Phillips Monday morning:

December 3, 2018
  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – SDE Directors Meeting – Barbara Morgan Conference Room – Supports Goals #1, 2 & 3
December 4, 2018
  • All Day – National Summit on Education Reform – Washington, D.C. – Supports Goals #1, 2 & 3
December 5, 2018
  • All Day – National Summit on Education Reform – Washington, D.C. – Supports Goals #1, 2 & 3
December 6, 2018
  • All Day – National Summit on Education Reform – Washington, D.C. – Supports Goals #1, 2 & 3
Schedule Subject to Change
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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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