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Kurt Liebich

Kurt Liebich

Kurt Liebich is the president of the Idaho State Board of Education. He has served on the boards of numerous educational nonprofit organizations, including Idaho Business for Education, Project Lead the Way, Riverstone International School and the Lee Pesky Center. He recently served as a member of Gov. Brad Little’s Our Kids, Idaho’s Future task force. He is the chairman and CEO of Boise-based RedBuilt LLC and New Wood Resources LLC. Liebich earned a master's in general management from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Bowdoin College in Maine.

COMMENTARY
Uvalde Families Grieve For Loved Ones Killed In School Mass Shooting

See Tell Now!: Idaho has a tool in place to prevent school tragedies

By: - August 30, 2022

With the school year upon us and in light of recent events in Texas and elsewhere, I want to raise awareness of parents and school leaders about a tool to help keep our students safe. Offered by the Idaho State Board of Education’s School Safety and Security Program, See Tell Now! is a confidential reporting system that can […]

COMMENTARY
Downtown Boise view

By generating $4.5B in gross state product annually, higher ed drives Idaho’s booming economy

By: - January 26, 2022

As a longtime Idaho businessman, I interact with a lot of people from throughout our state who work at, or even lead companies that are fueling Idaho’s dynamic economy. Often, these Idahoans attended Idaho public schools and many of them graduated from our higher education institutions as well. Idaho’s economy is a testament to the […]