The bill would require parents to sign permission slips for their children to discuss human sexuality, including topics like gender identity and sexual orientation.
A full return to the classroom this week was welcomed news for some. Not so much for others.
Parents say their children have had to become more resilient and responsible to be successful in online classes.
If the bill becomes law, school districts could decide whether or not to negotiate with the local teachers union.
The $409,000 move is designed to cut spending on social-justice initiatives that have left Boise State University’s political standing “in the ditch,” said Sen. Carl Crabtree, R-Grangeville. House conservatives considered the cut inadequate.
The East Idaho district will run two ballot measures totaling more than $51 million on March 9. Some patrons say it’s too much, especially now.
The bill died despite a Democrat’s last-minute effort to revive it.
The accelerated schedule could be good news for thousands of Idahoans who are biding their time in the vaccination queue — including college and university staff and students.
Only one person testified in favor of the bill during more than an hour of public testimony.
Senators voted 64 to 33 to approve Cardona, a former fourth-grade teacher and school principal. Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch both voted no.
The Department of Health and Welfare reported at least 99 new cases involving K-12 students and staff.