Idaho’s governor on Wednesday selected Bill Gilbert to join the board, which has wide-ranging authority over K-12 and higher education policy. The Boise businessman headed Little’s K-12 task force in 2019.
The task force reignited quarrels with major education policy players in a meeting marked by a rocky start, a tense middle and a slow end.
The State Department of Education has found Monticello Montessori Charter School in violation of multiple requirements under both the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Idaho Special Education Manual.
Ken Glodo gave no reason for the decision, which accompanies a months-long probe into his charter school’s finances by the Idaho Public Charter School Commission.
In a statement Friday, Gov. Brad Little minced no words about a Republican adversary, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, calling her Thursday executive order “an abuse of power.”
Expense reports lack details about what school leaders bought from places such as TJ Maxx, Netflix and area grocery stores.