West Ada School District

McGeachin recruits for West Ada textbook committee

In a strange Tuesday news release that copied from a West Ada release, McGeachin urged parents to help choose kindergarten through fifth-grade textbooks.

West Ada named in $1 million-plus tort claim

According to the claim, a Mountain View High School student suffered a skull fracture after hitting his head on a fire hydrant. The Idaho Press reported on the tort claim Sunday.

West Ada sees small increase in mask opt-out numbers for students

The opt-out rates among West Ada schools vary widely, with some above 50% and others below 20%. INSIDE: school-by-school rates.

One-third of West Ada students have decided not to wear masks in school

Spokesperson Char Jackson said more important than the mask opt-out numbers is contact tracing and keeping an eye on coronavirus case counts. INSIDE: A school-by-school percentage of students opting out of wearing masks.

West Ada’s new high school offers students “a fresh start”

The majority of the student body comes from Eagle, Meridian and Rocky Mountain schools in West Ada. Owyhee opened with about 1,500 students and has a capacity of 1,800 students.

Thousands of West Ada parents line up to opt their children out of masking

A line extended around the building early Wednesday afternoon. Parents said it was a minor inconvenience.

West Ada family splits up to navigate COVID-affected school year

With an immunocompromised sister at home, 16-year-old Lili will move in with her grandparents so she can attend school in-person during her junior year.

Idaho parents: Yellow signals “no” to mask mandates

Parents are organizing at board meetings, on websites, social media platforms and with dress codes to make sure they are heard.

Central District Health aligns K-12 guidance with new CDC recommendations

While K-12 leaders have sought guidance from health districts during the pandemic, schools don’t have to comply with local recommendations — and many didn’t last school year.

West Ada’s new superintendent wants to make Idaho’s largest district nationally competitive

“I envision this day when people are calling our school district and saying, ‘Hey, what are you guys doing and can we come visit and see the amazing things that are going on.'” said Derek Bub.