State Board of Education

State board reinforces governor’s order: Only 10 spectators at events

The State Board resolution is in response to pressure on school districts, and reports of districts violating Gov. Brad Little’s “Stay Healthy” order.

State Board hosts summit on supporting student mental health

Students and state leaders said they need access to more counselors, and collaboration between agencies and communities.

State Board reverses course, makes enrollment reporting rule temporary

Changing to a temporary rule gives the Legislature more options and allows the state to review corrected enrollment data expected to be available in January.

Office of School Safety reports mixed compliance on various safety measures

Staff visited more than 700 schools over the past four years and will report findings to the 2021 Legislature.

State Board: K-12 employees could receive COVID-19 vaccines by January

For instructors and staff at Idaho’s colleges and universities, the wait could stretch into early to mid-summer.

State Board amends enrollment reporting rule

The Legislature will consider the rule during the 2021 session that begins in January.

State Board moves up deadline for education grant applications

Since Oct. 21, more than 31,000 Idahoans have applied for a share of the Strong Families, Strong Students grants to offset the cost of online education.

State Board approves University of Idaho utility plant lease agreement

In other action Monday, the State Board approved Online Idaho as the name for the higher education digital campus the state is developing with federal CARES Act funding.

State Board of Education modifies school reopening plan

The State Board added an additional risk category and did away with the recommendation to move to full remote learning in the highest risk category.

Want a state grant to offset online learning costs? Stay tuned

The $50 million Strong Families, Strong Students grants are designed to cover the costs of online learning — such as computers, learning materials and internet connections.