Local school leaders were supposed to set benchmark goals for the first year of Idaho’s $11.25 million literacy initiative. Most did. Some didn’t. And a few set goals that were lower than previous years’ scores.
In an effort to make school practices more transparent for parents, employees and taxpayers, nearly 72 percent of Idaho district and charter websites display all contracts, budgets and strategic plans.
Chuck Zimmerly sent an email to superintendents seeking campaign support just three hours after Ybarra told Idaho EdNews she was holding off on launching her re-election bid in order to focus on her job.
Some school districts lavished in cash that exceeded their annual budgets, yet still asked patrons to approve supplemental levies. Find out how much your school district or charter school saved.
More and more Idaho high school students are taking — and passing — rigorous Advanced Placement classes. But like other rural states, Idaho’s numbers are still lagging.
The law is designed to reward teachers who take on added responsibilities, and the premiums will cost $17.4 million in 2017-18. But the money isn’t always spent as lawmakers intended — or as the law requires.