Tag: FY15 Budget

Boise School District

JFAC takes hands-on look at K-12 budget

Legislative budget writers met with Boise School District leaders Tuesday to get a sense of how the public school budget affects large districts.

statehouse winter

Otter signs final K-12 budgets

Topping the list is the teacher pay bill, which provides teachers a 1 percent raise, $15.8 million in leadership “premiums,” and a boost in starting salary.

Otter sine die

Otter signs pieces of the K-12 budget

Still sitting on Gov. Butch Otter’s desk: a bill to provide teachers a 1 percent raise and $15.8 million in leadership premiums. Otter has until April 4 to act on the bill.

statehouse winter

Lawmaker: K-12 budget a ‘dismal failure’

The proposed K-12 budget still lags behind the original 2008-09 budget by $43 million. And the budget fails to keep up with enrollment increases, rising health insurance costs and other variables, says state Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise.

Penni Cyr

IEA: Many districts near ‘tipping point’

Patrons in 35 school districts approved school tax levies Tuesday, but many of these communities are “stretched extremely thin financially,” Idaho Education Association President Penni Cyr said Wednesday.

Idaho Falls Superintendent Georg Boland

Budget proposal draws widespread backing

‘It’s hard to be anything other than optimistic,’ Idaho Falls schools Superintendent George Boland says of the proposed K-12 budget. See why educators and stakeholders are rallying behind the plan.

statehouse winter

JFAC leaves tech details on hold

Two small but contentious pieces of the $1.7 billion budget are unresolved — high school WiFi technology and the Schoolnet instructional management system.