“While this isn’t a touchdown, we are putting points on the board,” co-sponsoring Sen. Dave Lent said.
The bill itself won’t change Idaho’s school funding formula, but it does come with new reporting requirements.
The bill next heads to the Senate, and could quickly trigger a public hearing as legislators wrap up the 2019 legislative session.
The new bill doesn’t try to rewrite Idaho’s K-12 funding formula. But that doesn’t mean it’s a simple piece of legislation.
A public hearing is tentatively set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Statehouse.
Senate Education Committee Chairman Dean Mortimer had hoped to introduce the bill as early as Friday.
The House Education Committee didn’t talk about the K-12 funding formula rewrite — or Monday’s protest. And it’s unclear when the Senate will revisit the issue. Catch up on all the other Statehouse education news, including the latest on college scholarship funding.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Winder doesn’t see a funding formula rewrite passing this year. One of the bill’s co-authors, Sen. Lori Den Hartog, is still weighing options.