On January 31, 2022, I wrote an article about why a Nampa School District Member resigned from their position as Nampa School District Zone 2 Trustee. Now, the Nampa School District’s Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications and looking to fill the position.
I can’t even imagine what it’s like to be on a school board these days. There are all these arguments about COVID-19 and how things should or shouldn’t be handled etc. And, the fact of the matter is, you just can’t please everyone. You can try, but whatever you do, you’re still bothering someone.
Treasure Valley Charters and School Districts are in the Top 10 Highest Paying School Districts in Idaho. Teacher salaries have been fluctuating drastically over the last 2 years, for obvious reasons, but according to Idaho Education News and EastIdahoNews.com, K-12 teacher salaries in Idaho are hitting higher averages than ever before.
According to the Nampa School District’s Facebook, “The Nampa School District has continued to see extremely high levels of illness in our schools and community. Even with five schools on temporary closure, we had over 150 staff out and 53 unfilled classrooms today, Jan. 21. We have deployed all available staff and had numerous volunteers step up to assist in covering classrooms and duties, but we are still short of meeting our needs.”
First staff shortages in service industries took a big hit. Next and most recently the airlines were forced to cancel tons of flights due to airline staff out sick mostly due to the pandemic. Now it is hitting our school system.