Idaho School Boards Association
Idaho school board members passed 10 of the 12 resolutions they considered Friday morning, including a measure designed to replace Common Core-aligned assessment tests. Resolutions represent the opinion of the Idaho School Boards Association, largely for legislative purposes. Resolutions adopted at the annual convention remain policy of the ISBA for two years. About 400 board…
Malad’s former board member doubles as an auctioneer. He has entertained attendees of the Idaho School Boards Association annual convention for 26 years. Listen to him chant.
About 400 board members from district and charters met for their annual meeting. Gov. Butch Otter and schools superintendent Sherri Ybarra joined them.
The Idaho School Boards Association offers a variety of services but at a cost. New trustees in West Ada and Caldwell are questioning the value of membership.
School board members should not underestimate the difficulty or expense involved in replacing their superintendent — the person who serves as the public face and CEO of the local school system.
Restoring school budgets to pre-recession levels? Probably. Money for Common Core training? Likely. POST Academy training for teachers? Maybe not. The Idaho School Boards Association will complete its list of legislative priorities in November.