It's a new school year across Idaho. Idaho Education Association President Sherri Wood says this will be an exciting year, but also a difficult one as school employees and children grapple with budget cuts. Newly passed federal jobs funds may help soften the blow if they're used in a timely fashion. Educators can look forward to playing a role in the Nov. 2 elections: Idaho's best chance to stop using education as a political football and once again build strong schools as a way of securing our families' futures. Watch Sherri's message now.