Idaho's New School Superintendent Gives Glimpse Of Upcoming Agenda

Jan 6, 2015

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra offered a brief glimpse of her agenda for the 2015 Idaho Legislature at her first press conference since being elected in November.

Ybarra told reporters Monday that she is considering increasing operational funding for schools while possibly delaying the implementation of a new plan that seeks to tighten teacher certification credentials.

“I would suggest at this time, that we move that maybe a year down the road," Ybarra said. "That gives us the opportunity to work with school districts and work out the details on that.”

However, Ybarra remained mum on most of the details regarding her budget and policy related questions. Instead, she says that she's waiting to hear Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's education proposal, which he's expected to announce during Monday's state of the state address.

She added that more details about her administration's intentions will be announced after she has time meet with lawmakers once they arrive in Boise this week for the legislative session.