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Former Nampa superintendent named Ybarra's interim chief deputy

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.