committee members delayed a decision on the state’s Wi-Fi system after Sen. Dean Mortimer (R-Idaho Falls) requested a one day delay to allow time for further research when questions were raised about the wireless technology infrastructure standards school districts would be required to meet or exceed before accessing the funds.
claim that it will lessen the financial burden on public education by encouraging students to switch to private schools. Opponents have serious concerns about the constitutionality of the measure.
provides for leadership premium payments to public school educators who serve in a leadership capacity. JFAC included $16 million in the FY 15 public schools budget earlier this week to fund these teacher pay bonuses next year.
The House Education Committee passed a bill that would allow schools to use tax money from cigarette sales for student safety efforts and suicide prevention.