Idaho schools granted waiver from No Child Left Behind Law

LEWISTON, ID - The U.S. Department of Education granted Idaho schools a waiver for the No Child Left Behind Law.

If the waiver is approved by the Idaho State Board of Education, Idaho schools will be able to use their own system to measure student achievement as well as the success of each school's performance. Lewiston School District Superintendent Doctor Joy Rapp said the waiver is a step in the right direction for both the district and the state of Idaho.

"I think it's a better sense of school performance and it does not set arbitrary targets," said Rapp.

Rapp said the district is prepared to move forward if the waiver is approved by the Idaho State Board of Education noting that all schools within the district are doing well. She said the alternative measure of achievement for students and school progress is a much better system than the one currently in place.