State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra

Educators get caught up on legislative session

The event drew about 100 administrators, including veterans at big districts like West Ada’s Mary Ann Ranells and leaders of smaller charters and districts like New Plymouth’s David Sotutu.

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Legal fees in Ybarra lawsuit approach $220,000

David Leroy alone will receive nearly $77,000. He represented state superintendent Sherri Ybarra in an unsuccessful lawsuit against the Legislature and the State Board of Education.

Legislature’s attorneys receive $142,000 for Ybarra lawsuit

It’s unclear how much state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s lawyer has received. Former attorney general and lieutenant governor David Leroy has a contract worth up to $200,000.

Supreme Court sides with Legislature and State Board, upholds funding shift

Monday’s 5-0 ruling means 18 jobs and $2.7 million will be shifted out of state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s office, over her objections.

Supreme Court justices grill attorneys in Ybarra lawsuit

It’s unclear when the Supreme Court will rule in the case. And on Friday, justices didn’t really tip their hand either. During a hearing held over Zoom, the five justices posed pointed questions to attorneys for state superintendent Sherri Ybarra, the Legislature and the State Board of Education.

Ybarra hires Laraway as new communications director

For the past four years, Karlynn Laraway has worked as the State Department of Education’s director of assessment and accountability.

Attorney defends Ybarra documents — but says they aren’t ‘proof of the truth’

The documents — a flashpoint in the legal fight between Ybarra, the Legislature and the State Board — instead are designed to show why Ybarra believed her office was under political siege.

‘Hearsay within hearsay:’ Legislature’s attorney fires back at Ybarra

At issue are court filings from state superintendent Sherri Ybarra and her legislative aide, suggesting Republican lawmakers are trying to undercut Ybarra’s State Department of Education.