West Ada

A new way to get schools built: plant facilities levies

In the face of costly, failing bonds, some districts — including West Ada — may turn to this alternative.

West Ada surveys patrons about improving facilities

A survey sent to some 80,000 patrons gauges opinions on growth, overcrowding and what factors should determine renovations or the replacement of buildings at the elementary and secondary levels.

West Ada selects new trustee

David Binetti, a management consultant who last year fought to make masks optional in Idaho’s largest school district, will now fill the district’s vacant Zone 4 seat.

West Ada board chair steps down; district hires Gov. Little’s former education aide

Rusty Coffelt said “family matters” will take him out of state. In unrelated news, the governor’s former point person moves back into education.

West Ada names new trustee

Trustees in the state’s largest school district chose Lucas Bacaylon from a pool of four finalists during a special meeting Tuesday.

West Ada accepting trustee applications

Candidates must apply by March 10 to fill the seat left open by former chair Amy Johnson.

Idaho Fine Arts Academy takes ‘different’ learning approach to new facility

The Meridian-based magnet school’s recent move to a bigger facility boosts its reach by doubling student seats, and providing a range of amenities aimed at the arts.

West Ada ends COVID exposure notifications to families

Trustees voted 3-2 Monday to nix the requirement as the fast-spreading omicron variant brings confirmed cases to a new high.

A divided West Ada school board selects new leadership

On just her first day as a trustee, Lori Frasure was elected vice chair of Idaho’s largest school district.

West Ada election gets political

Party involvement lies shallow beneath the surface in the race to help lead Idaho’s biggest school district.