BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho State Board of Education is holding a virtual meeting to discuss the consideration of criteria for public school districts and charter schools to use in deciding whether to resume normal school operations. The meeting is happening on April 16 at 9 a.m. and will be livestreamed on the State Board's Facebook page.
On March 23, the Board directed districts and charters to initiate a “soft closure” of school facilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 6, the Board extended the soft closure directive, effectively ending classroom instruction statewide for the remainder of the school year, but did include an option for re-entry under criteria the Board will consider during Thursday’s meeting.
Other things to be discussed are consider approval of request by Idaho's four-year insitutions to freeze resident tuition and fess at current rates for academic year 2020-2021. Another is to consider requests by Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College to increase nonresident tuition by two percent.
The Board is also scheduled to elect Board officers for the coming fiscal year.