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