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Idaho State Board of Education approves rules on attendance, teacher certification

Board members took up four pending rules that will be submitted to the Idaho Legislature when next year's session begins in January.
About 100 new desks ordered for Timberline High School did not arrive until after the start of the school year.

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho State Board of Education held a special meeting Monday, Nov 23. 

The board meeting started at 3 p.m. and was streamed live.

Board members took four pending rules that will be submitted to the Idaho Legislature when next year's session begins in January.

The proposed rules have to do with attendance and reporting full-time equivalent enrollment, teacher certification, certification of seeds, plants and plant parts and vocational rehabilitation services.

All the pending rules have gone through the public comment process. For the full agenda, click here.

The board meeting lasted about 20 minutes. The only discussion was on attendance reporting. Some board members expressed concern about truthfulness in attendance and whether Idaho needs an online program to keep track of students who are learning remotely.

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