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The Idaho State Department of Education is committed to providing equal access to high quality education everywhere in Idaho. About three quarters of districts in Idaho are considered rural by federal standards. These districts, and the schools within them, are regularly challenged to find and retain effective teachers to meet the needs of all of their students, transport students quickly and safely to and from school, and respond to unexpected personnel or technology needs in order to deliver uninterrupted instruction.

To support rural districts and schools, the SDE will:

  • Find new and promising solutions for addressing challenges faced by rural districts and schools.
  • Help to improve and scale existing efforts to ensure that rural communities have access to excellent schools and educators.


Other Rural School Support Activities at the SDE