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Hello Staff Member,                                                                                                       April 17, 2017                                                                       

To all the staff employees that work with students in the CPI program as supervisors or support staff, great job. The survey results demonstrate that the program is well received and students are gaining valuable experiences from the program. Staff Council supports the CPI program and its mission of providing valuable work experiences for students in their chosen career field.

Only two weeks left in the semester so make sure you don’t run out of time trying to get everything on your plate done before May 5. Now is the time that stress levels are high and you may encounter impolite conversations or attitudes from your colleagues or peers or even some students that you are working with. Just remember that it’s a stressful time in the school year for all of us and trust that in three weeks we all will be back to normal, whatever normal is for us as we all have different views on that standard. Hang in there everyone, two stressful weeks compared to 32 weeks of school is not a bad percentage to work through.

Staff Council needs your help, we still have unfilled nominations for open seats and we need your help to get them filled. If you have any questions or reservations about being a Staff Council representative, email past-president Sharra Nelson ( or president-elect Mia Benkenstein ( or myself ( and we will do our best to provide the information you need and encouragement to run for a position. You should know that release time is approved to serve on Staff Council and we only meet once a month for about two hours during the school year. The time commitment to serve on Staff Council is not overwhelming but the reward of representing your colleagues is very exciting.  




James ‘Byrd’ Yizar                      

2016/17 Staff Council President

  • The last spring Meet-N-Greet activity is Wednesday April 26 at 4pm at Miller Ranch Stadium. The Boise State University softball team will be in town and will head back to Boise with a loss by our ISU Softball team so plan to come out and watch the Bengal women tame a Broncho. Staff Council and Faculty Senate invite all staff and faculty members to come and to bring a can food item with them to donate to Benny’s Pantry.   
  • Graduation is coming!!! Saturday May 6, 2017 at 10am in Holt Arena. As the saying goes, “Be There or Be Square” – hope to see everyone at graduation.
  • Staff Council is helping out with the graduation ceremony so if you are interested in helping out, please email and we will get you signed up.       


Check the Staff Council webpage on a regular basis for Byrd’s View to keep you informed and remember you can contact your Staff Council representative to get additional information. Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.



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