Statehouse roundup, 3.19.19: House Education gets back to work

The House Education Committee didn’t talk about the K-12 funding formula rewrite — or Monday’s protest. And it’s unclear when the Senate will revisit the issue. Catch up on all the other Statehouse education news, including the latest on college scholarship funding.

House committee members rebel against chairman

Committee member absences meant the House Education Committee could not vote on a new funding formula bill. House Speaker Scott Bedke did not condemn the eight Republican no-shows.

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Tort claim filed against Fruitland School District

According to the civil claim, multiple people within the Fruitland School District knew of high school Principal Mike Fitch’s “predatory behavior,” but failed to act. Fitch faces two misdemeanor criminal counts of sexual battery and a misdemeanor count of soliciting a prostitute.

Superintendent Ybarra’s schedule: March 18-22

Like many other education observers, the state superintendent will begin her week — watching the next legislative hearings on proposals to overhaul the K-12 funding formula.

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