Stories tagged: Sherri Ybarra
Sun., May 7, 2017, 2:30 a.m.
Eye on Boise: It’s already Ad-Watch time in 2018 Idaho governor race
It’s pretty much unheard-of for statewide TV ads in an Idaho governor’s race to begin airing more than a year before the primary election, but that’s what’s happening.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Wilder superintendent to run for Idaho schools chief
Wilder School Superintendent Jeff Dillon has filed to run for state superintendent of public instruction in 2018.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Ybarra’s rural school network bill squeaks through Idaho House
Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s rural schools bill, HB 223, narrowly passed the House Tuesday on a 37-33 vote.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Idaho schools chief makes pitch to lawmakers to stick with plan to boost teacher pay, earns high marks
Idaho state school Superintendent Sherri Ybarra told lawmakers Thursday that funding the third year of Idaho’s five-year plan to improve teacher pay is imperative, “not only to attract new teachers …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
Eye on Boise: Departing Idaho Sen. Dan Schmidt made his mark on budgets
When Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, took the lead on crafting the state’s complex Health and Welfare budgets four years ago, there was a “very steep learning curve,” the longtime physician …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Idaho schools to get $10 million boost from endowment
Idaho’s public schools will get a $10 million boost in funding next year from the state endowment due to strong earnings in 2014 and 2015.
Sun., May 1, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho GOP hopes for very different state convention this time
Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates struck an optimistic tone as he announced the state party convention, which is set for June 2-4 at the Idaho Center in Nampa. “This …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 4 p.m.
Ybarra calls for 7.5 percent increase in Idaho education spending
Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra told lawmakers she wants a new education culture in Idaho, “to provide high-quality education while moving way from a very rigid philosophy of over-testing, …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
Idaho weighs private leases of public land
BOISE – State officials are debating if they should allow groups to lease public land in a way that could prevent public access. A half-dozen times over the years, the …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
Eye on Boise: GOP decides national delegate process
When the Idaho Republican Party holds its presidential primary election on March 8, it’ll determine how the state’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention are apportioned, and it’s not …
Tue., July 21, 2015
Four-day school week not a big money-saver, study in Idaho finds
BOISE – Four-day school weeks failed to deliver significant budget savings and in some cases increased educational costs, according to a new study examining Idaho’s experience. “Minimal savings could be …
Sun., May 24, 2015
Eye on Boise: Jerky quip earns an Oberto sampler
Oberto Brands in Seattle, manufacturer of beef jerky, is planning to send Idaho Rep. Heather Scott a case of beef jerky. The company noticed a post on Eye on Boise …
Wed., March 25, 2015
Idaho spent $61 million on failed school management system
BOISE – Idaho wasted $61 million on a statewide instructional management system for schools that former state schools Superintendent Tom Luna continued to push despite warnings it wouldn’t work, according …
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
Idaho pulling plug on broadband network
BOISE – The much-vaunted Idaho Education Network is officially defunct, state lawmakers declared Tuesday, as they approved new emergency funding for school districts to find their own vendors and buy …
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Ybarra unclear on budget figures in public instruction presentation to legislators
BOISE – Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra wants local school officials to decide how money should be spent in the classroom. During her first budget presentation to the …
Sun., Jan. 18, 2015
Eye on Boise: Otter names Field to head correction board
Gov. Butch Otter has named Debbie Field, former chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, former state drug czar and former chairman of Otter’s re-election campaign, as the new chair of …
Sun., Jan. 11, 2015
Eye on Boise: ‘Instant racing’ terminals concern some lawmakers
Idaho legislative leaders say they’re concerned about the slot machine-like “instant racing” terminals that are cropping up around the state, including at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls. The machines …
Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
Eye on Boise: Correction officials considered firing squad
Bring back the firing squad as a means of execution in Idaho? That’s something the state Department of Correction has been exploring, as states continue to struggle to obtain drugs …
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Eye on Boise: Ysursa advises successor Denney to ‘stay the course’
Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, as he accepted a major civic engagement award from the City Club of Boise last week, had this message for his successor, Secretary of …
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
Eye on Boise: Capitol seeks to meet disabilities act with upgrades
Idaho’s state Capitol is due for $400,000 in accessibility upgrades, to bring the renovated historic structure in line with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They range from new …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
Idaho Republican candidates sweep all statewide offices
BOISE – It took until Wednesday morning at 7, but GOP newcomer Sherri Ybarra eked out a slim win in the race for Idaho state schools chief, completing a Republican …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 7:26 a.m.
Otter retains office; Ybarra holds slim lead
BOISE – Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter won a rare third term Tuesday over Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff after a hard-fought race, while the race for state superintendent of schools …
Sun., Nov. 2, 2014
Huckleberries: Gone too soon and already dearly missed
Patrick Jacobs, Coeur d’Alene’s unofficial king of food, fashion and fun who died too young last Sunday, was a huge fan of former Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem. Her Sandiness, …
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014
Ybarra’s education awards questioned
BOISE – Just one week from the election, revelations continue to emerge about a little-known educator who was the surprise winner of Idaho’s Republican primary for state schools superintendent, this …
Sun., Oct. 26, 2014
Smart Bombs: Idaho voters face Ybarra test
When Idaho schools superintendent candidate Sherri Ybarra was asked why she omitted a divorce from her personal history, she told the Idaho Statesman, “My brain doesn’t operate in the past.” …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Confusion arises over Idaho candidate Sherri Ybarra’s degree
BOISE – Sherri Ybarra, the Republican candidate for superintendent of schools in Idaho, claimed for months that she expected to get a doctorate in education in August. But in August, …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 5 p.m.
Idaho schools chief hopeful earned specialist degree, not doctorate
Sherri Ybarra, the Republican candidate for Idaho state superintendent of schools, claimed for months that she expected to get a doctorate in education in August, giving her a top educational …
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
Candidates for Idaho’s top education job spar in debate
BOISE – Idaho’s current state superintendent of schools – the first noneducator to hold the position – loomed large in the debate Tuesday night between the two educators vying to …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Idaho candidate says she’s running to make up for failing to vote
BOISE – Republican candidate for Idaho state schools superintendent Sherri Ybarra said in a televised debate Wednesday night that she’s running for the office in part to “repay Idaho” for …
Sun., Sept. 28, 2014
Eye on Boise: Interim YourHealthIdaho director now permanent
Idaho’s state health insurance exchange, YourHealthIdaho, has named a new executive director: Pat Kelly, the former finance director for the exchange who was named interim executive director in July. “Pat …