public school funding formula
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.
Several education groups were concerned about the bill’s wording on teacher salary schedules, and the way it defines economically disadvantaged students.
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.