Otter adds $4.4 million to K-12 request

Gov. Butch Otter’s 2016-17 budget request for K-12 grew by nearly $4.4 million this morning.

The new money is designed to accommodate added enrollment growth — on the order of 47 school support units. A support unit is roughly equivalent to a classroom.

Jani Revier, head of Otter’s Division of Financial Management, submitted the budget revision Monday morning to the Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee.

The K-12 boost was among a handful of budget revisions submitted Monday. (For a full rundown, here’s a post from Betsy Russell of the Spokane Spokesman-Review.)

Click here for a detailed breakdown of Otter’s K-12 budget request.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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