In The Classroom
Posted by Bill Roberts on December 11, 2014
Pete Koehler, the former interim Nampa School district superintendent who led the district out of deep financial problems, will serve as interim chief deputy in schools superintendent-elect Sherri Ybarra’s administration Idaho Education News reports.
Koehler helped heal a district where 46 teaching positions were cut, and other teachers were furloughed for 14 days as Nampa Schools worked through financial problems created by a $5.3 million shortfall before Koehler was named interim superintendent in 2013. Under Koehler’s leadership, voters in the financially troubled district also approved a two-year, $6.78 million levy in March to help fund school operations.
Ybarra has also put together a 19-person transition team that includes former schools superintendent Jerry Evans, retired Adjutant General Darrel Manning, Pete Bailey, former Boise School District deputy superintendent, and Pat Charlton, Vallivue School District superintendent.
Posted by Bill Roberts on November 18, 2014
My Sunday story on Notus School District’s trouble passing a bond to replace its 88-year-old elementary school brought a question from an online commenter: Isn’t money from Idaho’s lottery supposed to help with school buildings?
Posted by Bill Roberts on November 10, 2014
Boise School District trustees are expected to begin the search for a replacement for Joan Boren, the trustee elected in 2010, who unexpectedly announced her resignation from the school board last month.
Posted by Statesman staff on November 7, 2014
Luci Willits, Tom Luna’s chief of staff, will go to work for the group that is developing the achievement test associated with Idaho Core Standards.
Posted by Bill Roberts on November 5, 2014
Republican Sherri Ybarra thanked voters Wednesday morning for their support in electing her superintendent of public instruction, but then seemed to suggest a slightly different title for the job.