The unexpected growth adds about $4 million to the sticker price for the third year of the teacher career ladder.
A Senate committee could vote on President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial pick for education secretary next week, if a review of her finances is completed by Friday.
The state’s largest district will seek its levy on March 14 — which looms as a busy day for school elections.
The conservative lawmakers requested to be removed from House committees. The move came four days after leadership stripped Rep. Heather Scott of her committee assignments.
Nearly 37 percent of respondents rated Idaho’s schools as “excellent” or “good,” up from 28 percent in 2016. Boise State University conducted the telephone survey in December.
Last week, the controversial conservative signed on to a “Freedom Agenda” that took aim at Idaho Core Standards, standardized tests and the state’s ban on using public dollars to support religious schools.
The district will seek a $35.5 million bond issue and a $32 million supplemental levy on March 14.
Tommy Ahlquist is “seriously considering” entering the Republican field, the developer and doctor told Don Day of BoiseDev.com Wednesday night.
“More Idaho children need to be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten under a program that features parental choice, local control and collaborative funding,” the chamber said Tuesday.
On education, Gov. Butch Otter stayed close to his five-year plan. On taxes, highways and health care, he punted.