Forum: The future of the Idaho Education Network and classroom technology
Thursday, March 19th, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
The Grove Hotel
John Goedde I Wendy Johnson I Wil Overgaard
Forum organizer: City Club of Boise

Hailed as a crowning achievement that brings high-speed Internet into classrooms across the state, the Idaho Education Network has disintegrated into a high-profile mess.

A judge has thrown out the $60 million network contract. Districts have been scrambling to keep their schools online. The state is pouring tax money into the project as a stopgap-- while trying to figure out a plan for the long haul.

What does the future hold for broadband in the schools-- and for technology in the classroom?

Come hear from Governor Butch Otter's aide on the issue. And hear two superintendents talk about how technology is changing their schools-- and what's at stake in the broadband debate.

If you are interested in sponsoring this program or purchasing a table, contact the City Club office. 

This forum will feature:

  • John Goedde, office of Governor Otter
  • Wendy Johnson, Kuna School District Superintendent
  • Wil Overgaard, Weiser School District Superintendent
Chair: Kevin Richert
Moderator: Bill Manny