Boise School District

What Boise trustee candidates say about book bans and CRT

Incumbent trustees — and several challengers — say they support Boise’s policy for reviewing library materials, a process that involves parents, principals and teachers at the local level.

Analysis: Boise’s sleepy trustee elections could be a relic of the past

With 13 candidates running for five seats, this year’s Boise School Board elections are definitely more crowded. Will they prove to be more contentious and costly? And ultimately, will voters show up?

Boise trustee candidate field swells at filing deadline

Eighteen candidates are running for five trustee spots. The election is Sept. 6.

Boise’s incumbent trustees will seek re-election

In a joint statement, the incumbents touted community support for Boise schools — and graduation rate numbers that don’t square with the state’s figures.

Another strange summer election season begins in Boise

Five of Boise’s seven school board seats are up for grabs. Candidate filing season opens Monday. The election is Sept. 6, the Tuesday after Labor Day.

Idaho parents: Yellow signals “no” to mask mandates

Parents are organizing at board meetings, on websites, social media platforms and with dress codes to make sure they are heard.

Boise parents voice frustrations over mask rules, Caldwell keeps masks optional

Parents in the Boise School District are upset about the board’s recent decision to require masks for the start of the school year. But many more are upset about what they consider a lack of transparency.

Boise trustees reinstate mask mandate

The change comes a week after the CDC and Central District Health updated their guidance for the upcoming school year.

Central District Health aligns K-12 guidance with new CDC recommendations

While K-12 leaders have sought guidance from health districts during the pandemic, schools don’t have to comply with local recommendations — and many didn’t last school year.

Boise School District lifts mask mandate for the fall

Parent and staff surveys indicated that face coverings are not a priority. Surveys also said the district should continue to monitor community COVID cases.