The district will seek $10 million over two years. The current $4.25 million-a-year levy expires in June.
Lawmakers will face a dilemma in January. They will have to predict the future — and decide whether they expect sluggish income tax collections to rebound.
The state superintendent is making two separate trips to North Idaho this week, according to a schedule released Monday.
The 2015-16 amount was just 61 percent of the national average, according to a federal report issued Thursday.
Wednesday night’s leadership elections could shape committee assignments affecting education budgets and education policy.
In response to an Idaho Education News public records request, the State Department said Ybarra submitted a $599 expense report to attend only part of an education reform summit in Washington, D.C.
The outcome of the case could affect a variety of other state budgets — including K-12.
The state needs to align its science test to the new statewide standards, finally approved by the 2018 Legislature.
Sherri Ybarra will be in Washington, D.C., this week — for, evidently, just part of a national summit meeting on education reform.
The Boise School District issued a terse news release, which did not outline the test results.
To a large degree, Wilder’s demographic challenges are Idaho’s demographic challenges.
The complaints seem to support a U.S. Department of Education audit, which suggests Navient Corp. tried to maximize profits by steering customers toward high-cost repayment plans.
Ybarra was present — by phone — as the Legislature’s school funding formula committee got down to work late Monday morning.
Medicaid expansion, passed by voters on Nov. 6, figures to be one of the driving budget issues of the session. This could have possible implications for education funding.
Two prominent former educators are on the 16-member team: Pete Koehler, state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s former chief deputy; and retired Twin Falls schools Superintendent Wiley Dobbs.
This week’s schedule is abbreviated. State Department of Education offices are closed Thursday and Friday.
In interviews with the Idaho Statesman, local Hispanic leaders discuss the Middleton Halloween controversy — and explain why they consider the staffers’ costumes racist.
No matter the outcome of the closed elections on Dec. 5, there will be shakeups in House Republican leadership.
Starting this week, Idaho Education News will post state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s weekly schedule, complete and unedited.
The $39 million proposal fell 144 votes shy of passage, out of nearly 232,000 votes cast.