State Superintendent Debbie Critchfield worked from home today after a busy week that included cross-country travel.
From Oakley, she watched a piece of career technical education legislation she’s backed pass through the Senate on a 24-10 vote.
Co-sponsored by Republican Reps. Josh Wheeler of Ammon and Judy Boyle of Midvale, House Bill 267 is a $50 million plan to boost CTE programming across Idaho.
The bulk of the money, $45 million, will go into a fund to provide one-time money for CTE programs, especially in rural high schools and junior high schools. The remaining $5 million will go into the state’s career-technical education budget.
Reinforcing career technical education across the state has been one of Critchfield’s goals since her campaigning days, and today’s votes brought her another step closer to fulfilling her vision.