It’s a top issue slated for this year’s Idaho School Boards Association convention this week in Boise.
The Idaho Education Association and the Idaho School Boards Association have endorsed the measure, which will appear as Proposition Two on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Statehouse roundup, 2.19.18: A charter school administrator’s bill is on hold until later this week, and a school firearms training bill will get a hearing next week.
The Republican representative does not want public dollars spent politicking for or against ballot measures. This time around, the Idaho School Boards Association supports his bill.
In this month’s elections, 86 percent of school board candidates in the nation’s largest school districts faced opposition. In November 2016, 74 percent of trustee candidates were opposed.
As communications and government affairs director for the Idaho School Boards Association, Jess Harrison had been a prominent lobbyist on behalf of school trustees and charter schools.
Parents in the district say they want the flexibility that comes with a four-day week.
The State Board of Education and the State Department of Education held information workshops during the annual trustees convention.
Two leaders of associations that include hundreds of trustees and thousands of teachers say they were not consulted for the drafting of a school accountability plan designed to comply with new federal laws.
Respondents voiced opposition to the guidelines — after they were told most districts have not adopted them.