Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra, photo courtesy of Idaho State Department of Education
Starting today, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra and key staff members will hit the road for the next two weeks to meet with Idaho educators and administrators to provide updates on the 2021 legislative session and other education-related topics, according to a press release from her office.
The first leg of the superintendent’s annual Legislative Roadshow begins today at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian. The event will be livestreamed on YouTube so interested members of the public can watch the presentations online.
The tour continues at the Best Western University Inn in Moscow on Thursday and at the Coeur d’Alene Inn on Friday. The second leg will come to the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls on May 19, and conclude May 20 at the Waterfront at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls.
“Although the Legislature has not yet adjourned, the education budgets have been finalized, and we need to get out there and let our educators know what’s happening, and what’s ahead,” Ybarra said in the release. “Education issues this session have largely been settled, and school districts have less than two months before the next fiscal year begins.”
The Legislative Roadshow will be held in person this year; last year’s meeting was held virtually.
The event includes superintendents, charter school administrators and business managers from throughout the state. At each location, sessions are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m.
Schedule of events for superintendent’s legislative roadshow
9:30 a.m. Superintendent’s Welcome
Sherri Ybarra, superintendent of public instruction
9:50 – 10:20 a.m. Legislation/IDAPA Rules Update
Marilyn Whitney, deputy superintendent for communications and policy
10:20 – 10:50 a.m. Child Nutrition
Colleen Fillmore, director of child nutrition programs
10:50 – 11:20 a.m. Content Standards/Mastery Education
Todd Driver, director of content and curriculum
11:20 – 11:50 a.m. certification standards
Lisa Colon Durham, director of certification and professional standards
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. federal programs
Karen Seay, director of federal programs
1 – 3 p.m. Public School Finance
Julie Oberle, chief financial officer, public schools
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