It will take at least another $120 million to implement the recommendations from the K-12 task force, according to a new report.
Statehouse roundup, 2.23.18: On a busy Friday, a bill to move school board elections clears a hurdle, and state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s rural school bill returns.
Statehouse roundup, 2.19.18: A charter school administrator’s bill is on hold until later this week, and a school firearms training bill will get a hearing next week.
The statewide wireless contract blindsided lawmakers in 2013. The contract comes to an end this year.
A single mother attending Boise State approached legislators about modernizing Idaho law.
Statehouse roundup, 2.15.18: A “truth in bonding” bill, designed to require school districts and local governments to disclose the bottom-line cost of tax proposals, heads to the House floor.
A fourth-grade class wants the huckleberry pie designated the state’s dessert. But some lawmakers have no appetite for the idea.
The Republican representative does not want public dollars spent politicking for or against ballot measures. This time around, the Idaho School Boards Association supports his bill.
Statehouse roundup, 2.8.18: A bill to encourage optional firearms classes is on hold, after the House Education Committee calls off a hearing.
In 2016-17, 27,859 junior and senior high school students took college-level classes. But students of color and students in poverty are less likely to take advantage of the state’s program.