The Senate Ed Committee unanimously sent HB504, the Leadership Premium bill, to the Senate floor with a do-pass recommendation. Senator Goedde did not call any of the organizations or SPI Luna up to testify. However, as we reported in the Hotline on February 21, IEA has given cautious support to HB504 because leadership bonuses are one way educators can be a
The Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee voted to continue funding the financially-troubled Idaho Education Network through the end of June, 2014, but held off on funding the project for the next school year.
In the Senate Education Committee this afternoon, the Idaho Education Association’s Bus Driver Immunity Bill was moved to the Amending Order on a unanimous vote. After raising a handful of questions in the original hearing weeks ago, the IEA made minor language adjustments to the bill that would protect bus drivers from criminal and civil liability if they were to intervene on a b
Polishchuk discussed the needs of gifted students, the alarming percentage of districts that offer no gifted and talented services, and the request to return GT funding to the education budget as a line item.