West Ada

West Ada sold its art school building to a Texas charter company

Money from the sale will go towards completing phase one of a new building for the Idaho Fine Arts Academy, scheduled to open in January.

Principal ready to ‘give the keys to the kids’ in new West Ada school

Owyhee High opens in August and the students will have the opportunity to start new traditions.

Students unmask during outdoor music class

West Ada trustees voted unanimously on May 11 to change the district’s mask requirements. Masks are still required indoors but are optional outdoors.

Bub selected to lead West Ada

The principal of Centennial High School will fill the top spot in Idaho’s largest district later this year.

Senate Education Committee kills parent payout proposal

“I have a hard time weighing who is at fault here,” Sen. Janie Ward Engelking, D-Boise said. “It’s certainly not our school districts’ fault. It’s certainly not our teachers’ fault. It’s just the situation we’re in. Hopefully we’ll have better insight next time and will do a better job.”

Legislative roundup, 3.8.21: House passes optional union negotiations bill

If the bill passes, districts could implement salaries and benefits without having to negotiate or agree with teachers’ representatives.

Most big districts returning to in-person learning

Find out what’s happening in other large districts, including Bonneville, Twin Falls, Caldwell and Nampa.

Districts face staff shortages with return to full-time

As kids return to buildings, administrators are looking to rehire — but struggling to fill low-wage positions when staffers could make more at Costco or Amazon.

Boise stays in hybrid learning mode, to discuss opening schools next week

Vaccines, physical distancing, case rates, new virus strains and student mental health are all part of the exceedingly complicated arithmetic of reopening that Boise trustees pondered on Monday night. 

State commission disciplines teachers for spanking, slurs and sexual misconduct

The Professional Standards Commission revoked teaching certificates for an Eagle High coach who pleaded guilty to sexual battery and a Fruitland principal acquitted of misdemeanor sex crimes.