Caldwell School District
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.
“We’ve had to work really hard to make this process go as smoothly as it does,” one teacher told EdNews. She worries that a legislative mandate requiring parental permission could leave some students without necessary information.
Voters approved $92.7 million in school bond issues and levies Tuesday. But the night’s big-ticket item went down to defeat: Idaho Falls’ $110 million bond issue.
The Caldwell School District announced the scheduling change on its Facebook page Friday afternoon. Some parents and patrons lamented the last-minute notice.
After meeting with a federal mediator Monday, Superintendent Shalene French declined to talk details. Another mediation session is scheduled for Aug. 30.
The 2017 Legislature gave school districts and charter schools $61.9 million for teacher pay raises. But more money doesn’t always simplify the bargaining process.