Dual Credit Task Force


To study and develop a unified plan for delivering concurrent college credit coursework to Idaho's high school juniors and seniors statewide.


The Legislature allocated $50,000 in the FY 2009 Public Schools Budget for the State Department of Education to work with educators in K-12, higher education and the State Board of Education to develop a consistent statewide concurrent credit program for Idaho.


Present a proposal for a statewide concurrent credit program to the Legislature and Governor in January 2009.

Dual Credit Task Force Members:

The members of the task force have yet to be announced. Membership will include:

  • Melvin Beutler, Superintendent of the West Side School District
  • Senator Diane Bilyeu, Senator of District 29
  • Barbara Bishop, Enrollment Coordinator at Idaho State University
  • Steve Casey, Dual Enrollment Coordinator at North Idaho College
  • Rebecca Casper, Parent in Idaho Falls School District
  • Mary Pat Cavanaugh, Parent in Wallace School District
  • Mark Cotner, Executive Director of the Canyon-Owyhee School Service Agency
  • Debbie Critchfield, Chair of the Cassia County Joint School District Board of Trustees
  • Clete Edmunson, Special Assistant to the Governor
  • Selena Grace, Research Analyst/Grants Developer for the State Board of Education
  • Angela Hoops, Counselor in the Buhl School District
  • Jared Jenks, Principal of Sugar Salem High School
  • Fabiola Juarez-Coca, Concurrent Enrollment Director at Boise State University
  • Alex LaBeau, Executive Director of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry
  • Cynthia Leonhart, Associate Registrar at the University of Idaho
  • Tom Luna, Idaho State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Kathy Martin, Dean of Community Programs at Lewis-Clark State College
  • John Miller, Instructional Dean at the College of Southern Idaho
  • Barb Potthast, Teacher at Burley High School
  • Chad Struhs, Assistant Superintendent of the Blackfoot School District
  • Donagene Turnbow, Chair of the Post Falls School District Board of Trustees
  • Donna Vakili, Executive Director of Idaho Digital Learning Academy
  • Dennis Waller, Academic Director of the Concurrent Credit Program at
    Northwest Nazarene University
  • Representative Fred Wood, Representative of District 27, House Seat B