Idaho state superintendent Sherri Ybarra has tried to pass a rural school bill for two years in a row.

The idea behind the bill? To help rural districts share teachers and collaborate on courses.

But for the second year in a row the bill was unable to clear the Senate Education Committee.

“Many rural school district superintendents and principals are drowning in workload, which takes time away from students,” Ybarra said.

If that’s the case, how should Idaho rural school districts connect and collaborate?

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