education task force
Some of the biggest ideas from Gov. Butch Otter’s education task force are works in progress — and probably won’t be wrapped up in a single legislative session.
The Democrats’ four bills, created from the work of the governor’s task force on education, represent a huge step forward, Republican state Superintendent Tom Luna said.
In an interview with Idaho Public Television’s “Idaho Reports,” state superintendent Tom Luna says he is hopeful that the Legislature will make a down payment on the education task force recommendations.
Gov. Butch Otter’s education task force has a list of arguments for a new “career ladder” to boost teacher pay. But the fate of the proposal may hinge on how legislators feel about teachers — and current teacher pay.
The Legislature’s top two budget-writers are voicing early support for one of the education task force’s big-ticket proposals: restoring $82.5 million that have been cut from school district budgets.