West Ada split on COVID-19 transparency and online class

The board debated a return to online-only classes and other modifications to district plans.

The West Ada School Board discussed the district’s enrollment decrease, how and when administrators will publish district COVID-19 data and if the district should return to an all-online model at a meeting Tuesday.

The Idaho Press reports that the district has lagged behind some of its neighbors, such as the Boise and Kuna school districts, in publishing coronavirus case totals by school. Administrators were slow to release case numbers for the district as a whole, too. They say they were relying on the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to publish data, which it did earlier this month by school.

“We were relying on Idaho Health and Welfare data. It appeared to be incomplete,” said spokeswoman Char Jackson at the meeting.

She said IDHW’s breakdown by school was incorrect in part because it counted students who

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