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Little appoints a familiar figure to the State Board

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.

Indoctrination task force took aim at alleged indoctrination in K-12 schools

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.

Fire at Boise’s old Valley View Elementary deemed an accident

The building was unoccupied when the fire started, and the Boise Fire Department is on scene. No major injuries have been reported.

Boise trustees extend superintendent’s contract

Coby Dennis’ salary becomes the highest in Idaho K-12 public education.

Ammon charter school violated eight special education laws, according to state investigation

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.

Monticello board chair resigns amid investigation

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.

Little rescinds McGeachin’s order on mask mandates

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.”

With Gov. Little out of state, McGeachin bans mask mandates in Idaho

She signed an executive order Thursday and did not tell the governor in advance, according to his office.

Monticello board lets go of executive director amid state investigation

A probe of the school’s finances has revealed dozens of unexplained purchases.

Statements show thousands of dollars worth of unexplained purchases at Ammon charter school

Expense reports lack details about what school leaders bought from places such as TJ Maxx, Netflix and area grocery stores.