Cassia County

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Cassia County public school maintenance and custodial workers are no longer state employees. As of the beginning of this month, they work for a private company, ABM Industries. The school district says this will save money, but some employees are concerned they will receive fewer benefits.

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One week after the Cassia County School Board voted to close Almo Elementary School, the community has rallied to keep it open.

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The Cassia County School Board voted 3-2 to close Almo Elementary school on Thursday night. The K-3 school is one of Idaho's smallest.

New Idaho Airport Planned For Mini-Cassia Area

Jun 9, 2017
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A plan is in the works for a new Mini-Cassia Airport. The current airport in Burley will be shut down because it doesn't meet safety standards.

Studies find the Burley airport to be one of the most dangerous in the state because of its location; it's surrounded by hazards and obstacles like the Snake River, a highway, grain elevators and trees just to name a few. In addition to that, the runways are too short for the planes that use the airport.

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The ACLU of Idaho is warning school districts against graduation dress codes. The ACLU says many Idaho high schools have rules requiring girls to wear dresses or skirts and boys to wear pants to graduation ceremonies. The organization says when schools mandate gender specific clothes, they violate federal laws as well as students’ constitutional rights.

ACLU of Idaho acting director Leo Morales says a letter his organization has sent to all Idaho districts is meant to help schools avoid last minute problems as they prepare for end of year activities.