West Ada

West Ada plans to reverse learning loss with federal cash

School leaders are in the process of hiring instructional coaches, seeking on-demand tutoring for students and buying laptops with the money provided by the American Rescue Plan.

Attorney General: West Ada chair likely doesn’t have conflict of interest under state law

Parents urging for Amy Johnson’s ouster have said her employment in health care creates a conflict of interest as she affects public health decisions for schools.

West Ada parent launches recall effort against board chair

David Binetti argues chair Amy Johnson’s employment at Blue Cross of Idaho presents a conflict of interest. Johnson maintains she is not violating any policies.

West Ada alternative school teacher named teacher of the year

Todd Knight, a science teacher at Crossroads Middle School, was also West Ada’s 2021 teacher of the year.

West Ada superintendent decides to mandate masks

The new requirement is effective Friday, Sept. 10. In the Nampa School District, trustees voted 2-2 to keep masks optional.

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.

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.