Idaho Education News and Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies at Boise State University are hosting a round table discussion for the state superintendent’s race at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at BSU’s Special Events Center adjacent to the Student Union Building.
Democratic candidate Cindy Wilson has agreed to participate. Republican incumbent Sherri Ybarra has not responded to repeated invitations over the past several months.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available across University Drive in the Lincoln Garage.
Idaho Education News senior reporter Kevin Richert will moderate the 75-minute discussion. Wilson will have the opportunity to answer questions on a variety of topics, including school safety, teacher pay and retention and accountability.
Three panelists will question Wilson — Shay Davis, elementary administrator at North Star Charter School, Wallace High senior John Webb and Idaho Education News reporter Clark Corbin. We will also consider questions from the audience and Facebook followers.
The general election is Nov. 6. For more election news, go to the Idaho Education News election page.
The superintendent of public instruction is responsible for educating 300,000 Idaho students and $1.8 billion in taxpayer dollars. The superintendent has a staff of about 130 and sits on the State Board of Education and the state Land Board.
Check Idaho Education News on Oct. 10 to watch the taped version of the discussion.