Candidate David J. Reilly, a 13-month resident of Post Falls, has drawn criticism over his far-right ties and anti-Semitic rhetoric. Third-generation resident Jake Dawson is touting his own conservative credentials. Voters will decide Tuesday.
Idaho’s lobbying group for trustees says it has distanced itself from the National School Boards Association, but will not end the relationship — at least for now.
Students from nearby Fort Hall make up a large portion of the East Idaho districts student population — and its new plan to counter learning loss from the pandemic.
As three candidates run campaigns on their opposition to critical race theory and pandemic protocols, their opponents are preaching equity and decrying district achievement gaps.
From Pocatello to Sugar City, candidates are weighing in ahead of the Nov. 2 election on masks in schools and claims of critical race theory being taught in classrooms.
The Legislature’s powerful budget-writing committee took a first look at K-12 and higher education budget proposals, and glossed over a small but politically sensitive request from Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin.
School leaders are in the process of hiring instructional coaches, seeking on-demand tutoring for students and buying laptops with the money provided by the American Rescue Plan.
“We’re not selling soap here,” Dr. Steven Nemerson of the Saint Alphonsus Health System told reporters Tuesday. “We’re selling well-being. And we want to sell the truth and people have to be able to trust us.”