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.
Les Bois Junior High seventh grader Ilah Hickman returned to the Senate State Affairs Committee on Friday for a hearing on SB 1271, the legislative measure that would make the Idaho Giant Salamander our official State amphibian. Members of the Senate State Affairs Committee peppered the Boise tween with questions abou
HB 504, the legislation that would provide for leadership premium awards to be issued to public school teachers who serve in one or more identified leadership roles, cleared one more hurdle on Thursday, passing the House by a vote of 62-6.
IEA President Penni Cyr was an invited guest speaker at the annual conference of the Idaho Parent Teacher Association (PTA) on Thursday.
A sign that lawmakers are serious about getting the education budget set in a little over a week is the speed at which the education committees are working through the series of bills, many of which may have a financial impact on the education budget.