Idaho School Boards Association

Trustees adopt 10 resolutions at state conference

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…

Charter trustee elected ISBA president

Winner John Menter is a board member for Moscow Charter. He won a three-way race against West Ada’s Mike Vuittonet and Boise’s A.J. Balukoff.

“Yodel-ay-hee-hoo!” Alden Neal takes the stage

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.

Trustees, education leaders converge in Coeur d’Alene

About 400 board members from district and charters met for their annual meeting. Gov. Butch Otter and schools superintendent Sherri Ybarra joined them.

Large-district trustees question the value of ISBA

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 want labor laws kept on the books

The laws are remnants of the failed Proposition 1. It will be up to the 2015 Legislature to keep them in place.

School trustees will weigh in on tiered licensure

And when they convene in Boise this week, school board members will also vote on a host of school funding proposals.

Super search is a critical task for trustees

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.

Trustees support Idaho Core Standards

At their annual convention, school board members crafted a legislative agenda that includes support for the new academic standards.

School boards work on 2014 wish list

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.