The Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee took another step forward in the budget-setting process by approving three budgets related to education spending
With only one dissenting vote, members of the Senate Education Committee voted to send SB 1326 to the floor with a “do pass” recommendation.
Forty four people, including several IEA members spoke at a rare JFAC public hearing on February 14, but there are still opportunities to weigh in with legislators on education funding priorities.
It would require more than one hand to count the number of times the Senate Education Committee has met this session to discuss a rule that would, in part, require every elementary school to offer 60 minutes of physical education to students each week, require middle schools to provide all students with an average of 200 minutes of PE on a biweekly basis, and allow for high school students to earn
The IEA-crafted legislation would require Idaho to develop an accurate database of information that accounts for the actual student-teacher ratio in every Idaho classroom.
Andy Grover, Melba Schools Superintendent, has thrown his hat into the ring for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.