Idaho School Boards Association

Trustees to consider state-funded pre-K programs

It’s a top issue slated for this year’s Idaho School Boards Association convention this week in Boise.

Two education groups endorse Medicaid expansion

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.

ISBA leader to lawmakers: ‘We are all elected officials just like you’

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.

Nampa lawmaker proposes new bill to limit electioneering

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.

Report: November school board elections grow more hotly contested

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.

Harrison leaves ISBA to represent Idaho cities

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.

West Jefferson torn over four-day school week

Parents in the district say they want the flexibility that comes with a four-day week.

Trustees learn about Idaho’s developing education policies

The State Board of Education and the State Department of Education held information workshops during the annual trustees convention.

Education groups say they were shunned by the State Department of Education

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.

Poll indicates opposition to school LGBT guidelines

Respondents voiced opposition to the guidelines — after they were told most districts have not adopted them.