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Mission, Vision, & Standards

Mission
Provide leadership and services to local school boards for the benefit of students and for the advocacy of public education.

Vision
Board Member leadership for excellence in Idaho public education.

The Standards of the Idaho School Boards Association

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ISBA Supports State Board of Education Vote

Today, the Idaho State Board of Education adopted a pending rule requiring students to complete two online credits to satisfy high school graduation requirements. The SBOE was mandated by the 2011 Idaho Legislature in the Students Come First legislation to adopt a rule providing for online credits. The number of credits and manner in which they are to be delivered was part of this rulemaking process.

Go-On Workshop at ISBA Annual Convention

This just in—the workshop hosted by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation will now feature two of Idaho’s foremost school-based experts on creating a postsecondary culture in Idaho. Jared Jenks, Principal of Sugar-Salem High School and Jeralyn Mires, Sandpoint High Schools Postsecondary Transition Counselor just wrapped up a year-long challenge to increase the number of students completing college entrance exams, advanced opportunities (dual credit, tech-prep, AP) and upper level math/science courses.

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