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Ed stakeholders task force sets seven community forums around the state in April

The governor's education stakeholders task force has scheduled a series of seven community meetings across the state this month, including sessions in Nampa, Twin Falls, Lewiston, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Boise; click below for the full list, including times and locations.

"This is an opportunity for all stakeholders to learn about what the Task Force has been working on and to offer feedback and ideas about education in our state,” said Richard Westerberg, task force chairman and state Board of Education member. “We hope to get the input of a broad cross section of the public including parents, students, educators and civic leaders.” The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls and Boise sessions will be streamed live on the Internet by Idaho Public Television.

IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

April 4, 2013 

 

EDUCATION TASK FORCE

TO HOLD COMMUNITY FORUMS

 

(Boise). The statewide Task Force for Improving Education will hold a series of community forums across the state in April.

The forums will provide information and seek input on K-12 education issues in Idaho. Task Force Chair and State Board of Education member Richard Westerberg will update participants on the progress of the Task Force, which has been meeting since January, and will share initial strategies and recommendations being discussed by the group.

This is an opportunity for all stakeholders to learn about what the Task Force has been working on and to offer feedback and ideas about education in our state,” said Westerberg. “We hope to get the input of a broad cross section of the public including parents, students, educators and civic leaders.”

Forums will be held at the following locations:

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. Nampa High School Little Theatre, 203 Lake Lowell, Nampa, ID 83686

Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. O’Leary Middle School auditorium (Twin Falls), 2350 Elizabeth Blvd., Twin Falls, ID 83301

Monday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. Meriwether Lewis Hall (MLH) Room 100, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID 83501

Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. Lake Coeur d’Alene Room, North Idaho College Student Union Building,

Monday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Tingey Auditorium, University Place, 1776 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. Century High School, 7801 W. Diamondback Dr., Pocatello, ID 83204

Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Auditorium, Idaho Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson, Boise, ID 83720

A list of the initial strategies and recommendations being considered by the Task Force as well as questions for the public’s input are available on the State Board website at www.boardofed.idaho.gov/board_initiatives/Education_Improvement_Taskforce/taskforce_jump.asp.

 

The community forums in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls and Boise will be streamed on the web by Idaho Public Television at http://idahoptv.org.

Those not able to attend one of the forums can provide feedback and comments via email at taskforce@osbe.idaho.gov.




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