- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - New Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is asking permission to appoint a replacement to chair a board supporting students who are visually impaired or have hearing loss.

The House Education Committee introduced a bill Monday that would allow Ybarra to appoint a designee to oversee the eight-person board.

Tim Corder, special assistant to the superintendent, says the move would help Ybarra manage her busy schedule, as well as bring continuity and expertise to the role.

The board for Idaho’s Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind is scheduled to meet nine times this year.

Ybarra plans to appoint Charlie Silva, her special education director.

Corder says that past superintendents would often send substitutes to meetings, but that person would be unable to vote or chair.

Ybarra’s spokeswoman Melinda Nothern says Ybarra hopes to attend all the meetings, but wants to have Silva available to vote in her stead in case she is unable to attend.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide