Senate Panel Approves to Repeal ERIP

On a strict party line vote, members of the Senate Education Committee have approved moving SB 1089 (http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2013/S1089.htm) to the floor with a “do pass” recommendation. The IEA opposes the measure which would repeal the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) for teachers, a program which has been in place since 1996 and, based on calculations…

Summary of Prop 1 Replacement Bills

This legislative session is gearing up to look a lot like 2011. You might remember that year…Superintendent Tom Luna brought forward three pieces of legislation touted as “education reform.” Ignoring public outcry, the legislation was signed into law. In November of this past year, more than 370,000 Idahoans soundly rejected each of those laws. Now,…