Senate Education Committee Chairman Dean Mortimer had hoped to introduce the bill as early as Friday.
Roughly two-thirds of Idaho’s 3- and 4-year-olds are not in a pre-kindergarten program, one of the lowest enrollment rates in the nation.
The vote tally didn’t change Tuesday. The $65.3 million bond issue cleared the two-thirds supermajority threshold by two votes.
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.
The state’s two-year colleges and four-year institutions would receive 3.5 percent budget increases.
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.
The meetings will begin on April 2. But there’s no guarantee the Legislature will be done by then.
The hearing is set for 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Auditorium, the Statehouse’s largest committee meeting room. Meanwhile, the House Education Committee will try again to introduce a funding formula bill.
The north-central Idaho school district could mothball its middle school and switch from full-day kindergarten to a half-day program, the Lewiston Tribune reports.
The $65.3 million bond issue cleared the necessary two-thirds supermajority threshold by a scant three votes, based on Tuesday’s results.
The plan is to fill the vacancies at Boise State University and the University of Idaho by April.
State superintendent Sherri Ybarra will get hearings this week on two of her legislative proposals: a bill to address the state’s rural teacher shortage and a bill to expand Idaho’s mastery education pilot program.
What’s more, these kindergarten opt-out numbers surged, even as kindergarten enrollment has stagnated.
The House had passed the bill requiring schools and child-care centers to provide immunization opt-in information along with state immunization information. A divided House State Affairs Committee introduced the guns-in-schools bill last week.
The Reno, Nev.-based Washoe County School District adopted a “digital snow day” policy, requiring students to work online when the weather turned bad.
A chili reception? Among other items on Ybarra’s schedule is a Monday chili cookoff and legislative open house.
The pilot program has built a “solid framework” for mastery-based learning, according to researchers with Education Northwest in Portland, Ore. Mastery is one of state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s top legislative priorities.
They will visit the U of I’s Moscow campus and Boise Center next week.
Lawmakers will draft state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s administrative budget Monday, and get a first look at her teacher pipeline bill Wednesday.
Like Idaho — which struggles to make headway on its postsecondary goal — Michigan faces daunting demographic hurdles.