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Public Education must be Maintained - John Adams

Citing one of our founding fathers, fellow school board member Peggy Zugibe explains why she believes public education must be preserved.

“The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.” - President John Adams

Break the grip of the status quo!

Attend the 2011 ISBA Convention to see our Keynote Speaker, Jamie Vollmer.

“Instead of blaming the people who work inside our schools, which lets everyone else off the hook, the nation’s governors must push for greater public accountability for student success. …Instead of bashing schools, which hinders progress and destroys morale, business leaders must help their educators challenge public resistance to change so we can break the grip of the status quo.”

Can an agenda be amended during a board meeting to schedule an executive session?

There is nothing specifically prohibiting amending an agenda to add an executive session. This is no different than amending an agenda to add any new item. We do however,recommend being overly cautious about adding executive sessions during a meeting as contiuents may be more likely to be suspicious of additions. We also strongly suggest districts strictly follow Section 67-2343, Idaho Code regarding any amendment. Try to amended posted agendas as soon as possible, rather than just amending at the meeting.