More than 3,600 Idaho teachers make less than $40,000 a year. For them, a new state law guarantees a pay raise. But school administrators say the state still needs to do more to recruit and retain teachers.
The school board is awaiting results of an outside audit and reviewing its relationship with an out-of-state vendor that has been managing its finances.
The state is recommending changes to the school’s financial practices, training for trustees and improved academic achievement.
Fred Ball says he purchased modulars from Salt Lake Community College. He has not produced a bill of sale, yet his school paid him $16,000 for their purchase.
Allegations of misconduct range from inappropriate handling of sexual misconduct claims to questionable financial practices.
In 28 of the 29 schools, at least 91 percent of teachers earned an overall score of “proficient” or better on their evaluation.
The Bonneville School Board agreed to a hefty retirement payout without discussing the matter in an open meeting.