Boise School District meeting to discuss in-person or virtual school year: How to weigh in

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 13:47:50-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise School Board will meet Aug. 3 to discuss the district's plans for a virtual or in-person school year.

The board announced the meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the District Service Center, but anyone who wants to testify will do so remotely. The board will also accept written comments on the subject, according to a news release from Boise School District.

The decision on the upcoming school year, slated to begin Aug. 17, will consider guidance from medical professionals, recommendations from the Central Health District and Boise School District administration as well as oral and written public comments.

Those interested in submitting a written comment must submit it by 12 p.m. Aug. 3 to Clerk of the Board Sharon Mast at or mail the statement to Boise School District, Board of Trustees, Attn. Clerk of Board Sharon Mast, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise, ID 83709.

Testimony sign ups must contact Mast via email or call 208-854-4123. Public comments will be limited to three minutes and will be presented in the order of when the board received the request, according to the district. The public testimony will be limited to 90 minutes in compliance with board policy.

Due to the high volume of testimony inquiries expected, the board urges anyone interested to submit a written comment.