Educators in East Idaho’s biggest district met Tuesday with lawmakers to discuss a variety of educational outcomes and requests ahead of the 2018 legislative session.
Nearly 80 percent of voters supported a $37.2 million measure to construct two new elementary schools and make districtwide upgrades.
The change could force over 1,000 students to relocate to a different high school within the district.
The 32-year, highly decorated educator with greying hair discussed his plans for the rural and diverse Southeast Idaho district, and reminisced on minute details surrounding his 2014 run for state superintendent.
Finalists will participate in a public forum later this month, where they will participate in a question-and-answer session.
An idea to build a special education hub could bump a bond request to $65 million.
The district will likely float a replacement measure. It’s just unclear when — and for how much.
East Idaho’s largest district is an outlier when it comes to creating and annually reviewing four-year student-learning plans. How does it work? And how much is it helping?
Supporters of the bond cite a laundry list of fixes. Those opposed say the district could do it for much less.