Statehouse roundup, 2.23.18: Sen. Mary Souza believes moving school board elections will improve voter turnout, improve the quality of candidates — and ultimately improve schools.
Legislators voted on a bill that was not on the agenda. A secretary said the mistake was a typo.
Residents may testify at one of six regional sites Monday, but they must sign up before 9 a.m. Sunday.
Longtime Idaho educator and political insider says he’s ready for a new adventure after weeks of turmoil in his hometown.
Statehouse roundup, 2.21.18: The Senate Education Committee takes no action on Gov. Butch Otter’s proposal to get college scholarships into the hands of older students. A vote is expected Thursday.
Trustees unanimously approved an option that differed in three ways from a previously considered plan.
A 17-member Red Tape Committee met Wednesday. The public and the news media was not allowed to attend.
Statehouse roundup, 2.20.18: A compromise bill on electioneering zips through a House committee, while a “truth in bonding” bill is abruptly derailed.
Statehouse roundup, 2.19.18: A charter school administrator’s bill is on hold until later this week, and a school firearms training bill will get a hearing next week.
The additional money adds up to $100 million. Find out which priorities will receive funding.
The statewide wireless contract blindsided lawmakers in 2013. The contract comes to an end this year.
Rep. Wendy Horman said school superintendents have been very clear about what their top funding priorities are.
The committee discussed a handful of proposals from three recently formed focus groups Thursday night.
A single mother attending Boise State approached legislators about modernizing Idaho law.
Following requests for clarity from the U.S. Department of Education in December, representatives from the State Board and the State Department of Education revised portions of Idaho’s Every Student Succeeds Act compliance plan.
Statehouse roundup, 2.15.18: A “truth in bonding” bill, designed to require school districts and local governments to disclose the bottom-line cost of tax proposals, heads to the House floor.
A Senate Education Committee hearing focused on the finer details of the controversial standards — and especially the language the House Education Committee deleted a week ago. Senators are likely to vote next week.