State Board of Education
The new rules are meant to prevent states from cutting funding in districts that are receiving a larger share of per-pupil funding from the feds, effectively zeroing out built-in equity measures.
New State Board president aims to draw Idaho’s leaders back into consensus over education priorities
“If we don’t have alignment with the Legislature on what’s important, and they don’t support it and fund it, we’re not going to get anything done,” said Kurt Liebich.
The State Board also made a move toward changing the timeframe for high school students to take standardized tests, and removing the college entrance exam as a high school graduation requirement.
For 11 years, Idaho has said it wants 60 percent of its young adults to hold a college degree or professional certificate. Now, it looks like the State Board of Education wants to scrap the goal.
By and large, charter school enrollment has grown during the pandemic. But some charter schools saw a sharp decrease in enrollment — and a hit on their budgets.