In The Classroom
Posted by Bill Roberts on August 14, 2015
A rift between the West Ada School Board and Superintendent Linda Clark widened this week as the board cut a testing administrator’s position that pays $100,000 a year.
The board has targeted the testing position since its first meeting in July with two board members elected in May, both of whom objected to the prior board’s vote in June to extend Clark’s latest two-year contract to a third year. First the new board delayed a decision on approving a job description. Then it ordered Clark not to fill the job until the board had studied the question some more.
Trustees voted 3-2 on Tuesday to nix the position, with newcomers Russell Joki and Julie Madsen joined by holdover Carol Sayles. They said they needed to be more mindful of how money is spent in the district, especially since they could be coming to taxpayers soon to renew a supplemental levy begun about four years ago to cover day-to-day costs in the district.
Posted by Bill Roberts on July 22, 2015
An extended contract for the superintendent is akin to tenure, says Julie Madsen.
Posted by Bill Roberts on May 13, 2015
Election is set for May 19
Posted by Bill Roberts on April 7, 2015
Susan Williamson, the principal at William Howard Taft Elementary School in Boise for more than 15 years, was nicknamed the "red-haired tornado."
Posted by Bill Roberts on March 27, 2015
Students are raising funds to pay for the trip.
Posted by Bill Roberts on March 24, 2015
State Schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra has no use for the statewide instructional management system that was sharply criticized Monday in a report by the state’s Office of Performance Evaluation.