The Lt. Governor’s Education Task Force

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Task Force Meeting Videos

August 26, 2021  ●  July 29, 2021  ●  June 24, 2021  ●  May 27, 2021

Education Task Force Recommendations

Modify TITLE 33 EDUCATION, CHAPTER 1 (STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION) by repealing section 33-138 and 33-139 and replace it with new language, conforming to the Idaho State Constitution, which relates to racist or sexist concepts being taught in public schools.

Recommend to the State Board of Education and the Department of Education that they identify and resolve administrative rules which are in conflict with Article 9, Section 6 of the Idaho Constitution.

Make recommendations to the legislature to develop laws which prohibit the use of federal grant funds, including but not limited to, the proposed Biden Rule (CFR 34), which promotes the practice of Critical Theories, or any educational model which promotes race based stereotypes and biases, or makes claims that any particular race or American system is inherently racist.

Invite members of the Senate and House Education Committees to work with members of the Education Task Force to develop more specific policies for the upcoming legislative session.

Submit written testimony to the State Board of Education in response to their proposed policy on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion requirements within Idaho’s institutions of higher education.

The Education Task Force supports education choice for Idaho parents. One example of education choice is that the Legislature should direct the State of Idaho to establish an Education Savings Account (ESA) for each school-aged child in Idaho. With an ESA, each parent/legal guardian of a school-aged child receives a deposit of public funds into government-authorized savings accounts – accessible via debit card – with restricted uses. Permissible expenses may include enrollment in a public charter or district school, private school tuition, tutoring services, homeschooling expenses, online learning programs, community college costs, saving for college, or other approved customized learning services and materials.

School Board Election Information

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The Trustee Election of the Boise School Board will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Suggested Vetting Questions for School Board Candidates

  1. Please tell us about your personal background, including interest in and/or any experience related to education. (Examples: instruction, school board, union affiliation, etc.)
  2. Please describe your interest in education, in particular your view of education in Idaho.
  3. Please describe your understanding and viewpoint regarding Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
  4. Please describe your understanding and viewpoint regarding Critical Race Theory (CRT), including how CRT relates to history and justice.
  5. Please describe your understanding of Idaho’s Common Core Curriculum.
  6. Please describe your understanding of Marzano’s High Reliability Schools for Idaho.
  7. What are your thoughts about Standards Based Grading (SBG)?
  8. Who should choose and direct the choices of school curriculum? Explain why.
  9. What do you see as the appropriate role for parents in education and why?
  10. Should public funds follow students from one school setting to another? Why or why not?
  11. In which founding documents, if any, should students be well-versed?
  12. What is the difference, if any, between biological sex and gender?
  13. What do you believe the school’s role is in teaching sex education?
  14. With as much detail as you can provide, what are the responsibilities of a school board?
  15. Describe in detail the proper relationship between school boards, administration, parents, and taxpayers.