Long-time volunteer resigns from state board

State Board of Education member Milford Terrell announced his resignation from the board effective June 30. Terrell is currently serving a third term on the board. His term was set to expire in February of 2017.

“I’ve served as a volunteer for 30 years for six governors on numerous boards and committees,” said Terrell. “My wife and I have decided it’s time to scale back on some of these activities.”

Terrell, a Treasure Valley resident, was appointed to the board in January 2003. He is the president and owner of DeBest Plumbing & Mechanical. He is the former president of the Bronco Athletic Association and the former chairman of the Humanitarian Bowl. He is the first Boise State University alumni member to be appointed to the State Board of Education since the 1980s.

Members of the State Board of Education are appointed by the governor and serve five-year terms. The Idaho State Board of Education is a policy-making body for all public education in Idaho and provides general oversight and governance for public K-20 education. The State Board facilitated the Governor’s Task Force for Improving Education. The task force gave the Idaho Legislature 20 recommendations for K-12 education reform.

State board members elected new officers

The board elects new officers every April they will serve in those roles for a year. Here are Thursdays results:

  • President — Emma Atchley, Ashton
  • Vice President — Rod Lewis, Boise
  • Secretary  — Don Soltman, Twin Lakes

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