today the House Education Committee voted 12-3 to remove five passages relating to climate change prior to passing the remainder of the standards.
SB 105 includes directives on what metrics are to be submitted to the State Department of Education by local districts, and adds language that directly ties the performance criteria to movement on the Career Ladder.
The House Education Committee heard a presentation on the modified Idaho science standards on Tuesday, followed by additional testimony and questions.
A new set of science standards for Idaho public schools, developed by a team that includes IEA member and 2016 Idaho Teacher of the Year Melyssa Ferro, will get its first legislative exposure in a House Education Committee hearing Tuesday.
Legislation that would cut Idaho’s top tax rate from 7.4% to 7.2%, but reduce the state’s general fund dollars by more than $52 million per year, has passed the House, but what happens next remains unclear.
A bill that would reduce Idaho’s top corporate and individual income tax rates from 7.4% to 7.2% and exempt the first $750 of income passed the House by a 58-11 margin, with the final votes being cast along party lines.