In other Friday news, get the latest on a lawsuit over a newly passed elections law, and an update on a bill to help teachers pay for classroom supplies.
Restraints bill heads to floor for possible amendment
“I regret every single bit of it to this day,” said one teacher, who admitted to restraining a student years ago.
Analysis: Private tuition bill passes one milestone, but it faces an uncertain path
For the first time, the Idaho Senate has said yes to putting public dollars into private school tuition. Now, the proposal is likely to go to a skeptical House Education Committee.
Statehouse roundup, 3.16.23: Revamped library bill heads to House floor
In other news Thursday morning, a House committee endorsed a bill requiring schools to install feminine hygiene dispensers in girls’ and unisex restrooms.
Call for State Board elections narrowly fails
“Consider the representation of the rest of the state,” said Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard.
Statehouse roundup, 3.15.23: Tension ignites over community college proposals
And in other news, a transgender bathroom bill advanced to the House.
One school choice proposal moves forward, another dies
“I’m not sure that we can sidestep our constitutional reality by just throwing money to a parent, or to private education,” said one lawmaker.
Statehouse roundup, 3.14.23: Boise State building project survives … barely
In other Statehouse news, the debate over the Idaho Launch postsecondary incentives program is headed to the Senate floor.
JFAC says yes to teacher pay raises, boost in classified salaries
The budget bills mirror many of Gov. Brad Little’s K-12 priorities. Newly elected state superintendent Debbie Critchfield notched a couple of wins as well.
Statehouse roundup, 3.13.23: House panel OKs property tax bill with big implications for schools
In other Statehouse news, a bill to tweak the Idaho Launch proposal is itself tweaked.