Video shows turmoil at Nampa School Board meeting over mask policy

With less than two weeks of school left, the school board heard public testimony on its mask policy. The meeting was cut short after parents started booing, yelling. NAMPA, Idaho — On Wednesday night, the Nampa School Board’s special meeting on the district’s mask policy came to a sudden end after 20 minutes. Now, a … Read more

Idaho lawmakers end the session with $6 million in federal funds for pre-K on the table

The $6 million was approved by former President Donald Trump and some of Idaho’s Republican congressional delegation supported using it. So what happened? BOISE, Idaho — When the Idaho legislature ended their record-long session late Wednesday night, they left some unfinished business to die, including Senate Bill 1193. For Assistant House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel, “to … Read more

Following new CDC guidelines, Boise School District to review mask policy

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the school district’s spokesperson said all current policies and mask requirements are still in effect until any further announcements are made. “We will rely on CDC guidance specific to schools, as well as recommendations from our local health professionals. An announcement will be made as soon as all relevant … Read more

2 Idaho high school seniors honored as 2021 Presidential Scholars

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Students from Moscow and Nampa have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars for 2021, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced Thursday. “Congratulations to Jaston B. McClure of Moscow High School and Katherine E. Hebdon of Skyview High, who have been selected among 161 high school seniors nationwide for the 57th class of U.S. … Read more

ISAT Island creating confidence: ‘They all support each other’

Sixth grade teachers came together at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Meridian to put on a fun “Survivor” inspired activity to prepare students for the ISAT. MERIDIAN, Idaho — The Idaho Student Achievement test, or ISAT, is taken by 6th graders at the end of the school year to help understand they’re learning. One … Read more

Nampa School Board meeting adjourns abruptly during mask mandate testimony

NAMPA, Idaho — The Nampa School Board of Trustees abruptly stopped their special meeting Wednesday night after a disruption. The special meeting held at the Skyview High School auditorium was to hear testimony about the district’s mask policy. Right now masks are mandated in Nampa schools. After one woman testified in favor of masks people … Read more

West Ada School Board votes to keep indoor mask requirement for remainder of school year

While masks are still required to be worn inside, the board did vote to make them optional outside. MERIDIAN, Idaho — West Ada School District board members voted on Tuesday night to no longer require students to wear a face mask outside. However, masks are still required to be worn inside for the remainder of … Read more

Community shows support as students return to Rigby Middle School following shooting

RIGBY, Idaho — Students at Rigby Middle School returned to school Tuesday morning for the first time since last week’s school shooting. Police say three people were injured when a 6th grade female student opened fire. Two of those injured were students, the other was a staff member. Community members from Rigby and other surrounding … Read more

Voter guide: Local elections around Idaho on May 18

Among the issues: A school board member faces a recall vote in Nampa, and school bonds are on the ballot in the Emmett and Jerome school districts. BOISE, Idaho — With the hard-fought, high-profile state and national campaigns of 2020 now recent history, local elections in May of an odd-numbered year may fly under the … Read more

Here’s what Treasure Valley school districts are planning for 2021 graduation ceremonies

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is well underway in Idaho, meaning some seniors will be able to celebrate their achievement in person with safety precautions in place. BOISE, Idaho — When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Idaho in March 2020, many Treasure Valley seniors were forced to forego traditional in-person graduation and take part in a drive-by … Read more