Board Governance Structure

Authority and Scope of the State Board of Education

The Idaho Constitution provides that the general supervision, governance, and control of the state educational institutions and public school system of the State of Idaho, as with the education system’s executive agencies, shall be vested in a State Board of Education (SBOE).

The State Board collaborates with several state agencies and offices, including:

For complete details, see the Policy Making Authority subsection of the governing policies and procedures.

Public Education Institutions

Idaho's public higher education institutions provide a range of degree opportunities including doctorate, juris doctorate, masters, 4-year baccalaureate, 2-year associate degrees, and certificates, in addition to technical degrees. The state of Idaho's public higher education institutions are:

Executive Agencies of the Idaho State Education System

Idaho's education system includes state agencies that provide services beyond degree-granting institutions. These agencies and scope of responsiblities include: