New bill requires disclosures to students

Idaho-based proprietary schools that offer courses but not degrees would need to share job placement rates, costs.

Bedke: Spend summer studying labor issues

House Speaker Scott Bedke plans to put together an interim committee to work after the 2013 session adjourns, taking a closer look at labor issues from the failed Proposition 1.

Statehouse roundup, 3.11.13

The latest on bills to tighten the initiative and referendum process, fund charter school buildings, revisit teacher labor laws — and more.

House Ed endorses two rewritten labor bills

Bills dealing with leaves of absence and negotiation deadlines are headed to the House floor with a recommendation for approval.

Personal property tax: second bill unveiled

The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry bill is starkly different, and much more far-reaching, than a version supported by the state’s school boards and school administrators.

Despite budget increase, some schools brace for big cuts

One district superintendent expects $3.5 million in budget cuts next year, while others applaud spending plan as a step to restore cuts.

Roundup, 3.7.13: Budget skirmish, and more

Members of the Senate Education Committee bristle over a $21 million piece of the $1.3 billion public schools budget, with a few sharp words for legislative budget-writers.

A personal property tax bill finally surfaces

The Idaho Association of School Administrators and the Idaho School Boards Association support a bill that would partially repeal the unpopular tax on business equipment and supplies.

JFAC increases college and university budget

Budget writers approved a 3.8 percent general fund increase, resulting in a total spending increase of 4.4 percent.

In Nampa, it’s time for another school levy

A two-year, $3.2 million levy wasn’t enough to erase Nampa’s deficit. So next week, the district will float its second supplemental levy in seven months.