However, the career ladder does little to boost salaries for veteran teachers — creating a dilemma for districts.
Leaders of two additional school districts said they inaccurately reported awarding identical evaluation scores to all teachers in order to meet a state reporting deadline.
The West Ada School District is accused of collecting some $2 million in unconstitutional student fees in 2014-15, while the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District is accused of collecting “hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
Administrators from 35 school districts and charter schools awarded identical overall scores to all of their teachers, while three school districts confirmed errors or omissions among the data.
The new budget year begins July 1. But in West Ada, Nampa and Coeur d’Alene, talks will stretch beyond that date.
The Canyon County school district hired a marketing firm to update its logo and branding. Other efforts are focused on improving communication with patrons.
The latest scores come as the state launches a $9.1 million initiative to help struggling readers.
The state’s charter school commission worries the three schools run the risk of a midyear financial collapse. The schools received $4.1 million in state funding in 2015-16.
Eight Republicans and two Democrats appoints to interim committee tasked with recommending changes to Idaho’s school funding formula.