Powerful trio sends an invite to Ybarra

The three leaders of Idaho’s most effective training groups sent Sherri Ybarra a letter Wednesday morning inviting her to their subsequent meeting. The letter was mailed to her Mountain Residence address  just a handful of hours following she secured enough votes to grow to be Idaho’s up coming State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The letter was signed by:

  • Karen Echeverria, executive director of the Idaho School Boards Association.
  • Penni Cyr, president of the Idaho Education Association.
  • Rob Winslow, executive director of the Idaho Association School Administrators.

The prolonged-time leaders of trustees, teachers, principals and superintendents all explained they really don’t know Ybarra really nicely and they don’t want to wait to begin a courtship.

“We look forward to functioning with her and hope to see her soon,” Echeverria explained. “I don’t know her quite properly at all.”

Echeverria, Cyr and Winslow have been meeting routinely all 12 months to examine their own agendas and initiatives, seeking to uncover frequent ground that could lead to legislation.

“We asked to meet with her and we asked how we can aid as she goes about filling her employees,” Cyr mentioned.

The IEA chose to endorse and financially assistance Ybarra’s opponent, Democratic Jana Jones.

“We liked and respected the two candidates but the committee thought Jana Jones had a lot more experience,” Cyr said. “We do not know Sherri quite well but we’re fired up about possessing an educator back in the office. “

Education’s energy trio united behind recommendations issued by Gov. Butch Otter’s Activity Force for Bettering Eduction during the run up to the 2014 Legislature. Throughout the session, they testified collectively on a number of problems, including assistance for the task force recommendations.

Winslow stated his group is hoping Ybarra considers giving a lot more neighborhood management on some line products of the training budget, which accounts for virtually half of all state dollars.

“We are glad to have a person with the background of a teacher and an administrator,” he stated. “I really don’t know her very nicely so we are surely curious about how her staff will be set up.”

The superintendent’s race was the closest of the evening in the seven statewide competitions and wasn’t settled till Wednesday morning.

Ybarra said in a statement that she would instantly get started working with outgoing State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna on her transition to workplace. She did not talk to media Wednesday morning and as an alternative sent an electronic release thanking loved ones and supporters.

“We will be urging Sherri to fill committees with classroom teachers and administrators because they are the professionals,” Cyr said. “The voices of teachers need to have to be heard.”

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