The scope of the loan forgiveness plan is unclear, and its legislative prospects are uncertain.
The Legislature’s education committees are beginning the arcane process of reviewing agency rules — which can ultimately carry the force of law.
It will cost $62 million to cover the third year of the teacher salary plan, an aide to Gov. Butch Otter said Monday. That’s up from the $58 million in Otter’s budget.
This week’s brief highlights more than $253,000 in PK12 grants awarded to education professionals throughout the state and school district superintendent job openings.
The revenue numbers are the underpinning for Gov. Butch Otter’s 2017-18 budget requests — including a 6.4 percent boost for public schools.
Idaho Falls-based Bateman-Hall will build the new school, currently projected at $60 million.
Gov. Butch Otter and the State Board of Education approved new science standards on a temporary basis shortly before the legislative session began.
Teachers are rewriting lesson plans and say they will need to keep close taps on students who harbor the highest risk of falling behind.
The House Education Committee held its first meeting under new Chairwoman Julie VanOrden on Wednesday.
Some districts are adding days, others are adding time while others say there is no need to alter the schedule.