Coeur d’Alene’s Education Future
This Friday, the Democratic Club will turn the microphone over to Dr. Stan Olson. Dr. Olson is the interim superintendent of Coeur d’Alene Public Schools. He will discuss the future of the CDA School District including current planning and progress on district growth along with the status of building renovations and land acquisition. Dr. Olson will also have the pleasure of announcing the board’s selection of Steven Cook to lead the district starting July 1st. And finally, he will share his thoughts on the recent National School Walkout. The CDA Public Schools allowed students and staff to join in this national public demonstration. The district recognizes the students’ rights to peaceful assembly, free expression and advocacy for causes that are important to them. Come hear Dr. Olson at the Iron Horse Bar and Grill this Friday for some highlights on Coeur d’Alene’s education future.
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools
The Coeur d’Alene School District consists of 17 public schools serving roughly 11,000 students. The district currently oversees 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, two traditional high schools, and an alternative high school and dropout retrieval program. Moreover, there are four full-time kindergarten programs, a special needs preschool program, and student opportunities at a joint professional-technical high school campus (KTEC). The KTEC (Kootenai Technical Educational Campus) is a cooperative resource that is shared with neighboring school districts.
About Dr. Olson
Dr. Stan Olson is a longtime educator. In addition to serving as interim superintendent of Coeur d’Alene Public Schools, Stan served eight years as the Superintendent of the Boise School District. In addition, he has served as a teacher, coach, principal, director of community education, director of communications, assistant superintendent and adjunct faculty member. He has a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. In 2010, he was a candidate for Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction.