Gov. Brad Little’s staff and legislators have been talking behind the scenes about how to tie raises to student performance. The topic surfaced during a budget hearing Thursday morning.
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Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls, wants to require transgender student athletes to participate on teams aligned to their birth gender. It’s unclear when her bill might get a hearing.
Rep. Heather Scott is re-running a bill requiring school districts and other local governments to wait at least 11 months before re-running a bond issue.
Voters narrowly approved a permanent, $12.7 million-a-year levy in November. A lawsuit seeks to throw out the election result.
One item on this week’s calendar: a budget presentation before the Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee.
Among this week’s topics: the hearings on Common Core standards, and the expulsion of former Rep. John Green.
Among this week’s topics: The historic House vote to expel first-term state Rep. John Green, this week’s Common Core hearings and a look ahead to the education budget hearings at the Statehouse next week.
The Department of Health and Welfare added the 12th-grade meningococcal vaccine to its list of guidelines last year.
Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell, is seeking to increase the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent, and use the proceeds to replace voter-approved school supplemental tax levies.