Milford Terrell resigns from State Board of Education


Milford Terrell

Milford Terrell


State Board of Education member Milford Terrell will step down June 30.

Terrell is serving a third term, which is set to expire in February 2017.

"I've served as a volunteer for 30 years for six governors on numerous boards and committees," said Terrell. "My wife and I have decided it's time to scale back on some of these activities."

Terrell, a Treasure Valley resident, was appointed to the board in January 2003. He is the president and owner of DeBest Plumbing & Mechanical. He is the former president of the Bronco Athletic Association and the former chairman of the Humanitarian Bowl. He was the first Boise State University alumnus to be appointed to the State Board of Education since the 1980s.

"Milford's contributions to Idaho are countless, and his dedication to making education better for our students will benefit us all for years to come," Board President Don Soltman said. "I speak for the board when I say how privileged we have been to serve beside an individual with such high ideals, integrity and commitment. His wise counsel and tireless efforts will be greatly missed."

Members of the board are appointed by the governor and serve five-year terms.

The state board sets policy for all public education in Idaho, and provides general oversight and governance for public schools and colleges and universities.

The board facilitated the Governor's Task Force for Improving Education, which offered the Idaho Legislature 20 recommendations for K-12 education reform this year.

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