The Supreme Court has never found a state compact void for not getting congressional approval under the Compact Clause. It’s a little difficult to imagine the courts would change their tune in this case.
Wayne Hoffman writes “It has to be made clear that transparency is an important obligation, especially given that K-12 education comprises more than half of the state budget.”
A spokesman for state superintendent Sherri Ybarra downplays the June 30 letter from Gov. Butch Otter to State Board of Education members.
Idaho students pitch their ideas for improving the education system in Idaho.
Only 14 of 164 districts and charters are in complete state compliance for posting on their websites expenditures, contracts and strategic plans. At least 18 have posted none of those on their websites.
A former superintendent called the move a “travesty” and said she’d start an effort to recall some board members, who voided the contract because they said they believed it was approved when open meeting laws were violated.