4th District Judge Patrick Owen’s ruled that Syringa Networks suit against the Idaho Department of Administration can go forward in determining whether the state’s contract for the Idaho Education Network project violated state law.
The Idaho Education Association’s Bus Driver Immunity Bill passed the Senate today and has now been sent on to the House. This bill would protect bus drivers from criminal and civil liability if they intervene on a bus to protect a rider.
Rep Steven Harris (R-Meridian) asked members of the House Education Committee to print a bill that would make gradual, but significant changes to the teacher evaluation process over the next five years. Committee members did print the bill, but several lawmakers cautioned the sponsor
There is still time to let the members of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee (JFAC) know what you think about education and funding priorities before they finalize the state’s public education budget.
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.