Today marks the end of the fifth full week of the 2016 legislative session, and a busy week it was.
The bill seeks to amend Idaho’s constitution to ease the current restrictions on the use of public funds for private and religious schools. The IEA and other education stakeholders are staunchly opposed to HJR1 and the precedent that it would set.
The House State Affairs Committee called off Thursday’s scheduled hearing on House Joint Resolution 1, which would open the door for public funds to be used for private and parochial schools.
This highly questionable bill, which would allow for public funds to be funneled to private and religious schools, is scheduled for a hearing Thursday morning at 8:30 in the House State Affairs Committee.
A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow for taxpayer dollars to be siphoned off and distributed to private and parochial schools will be considered by the House State Affairs Committee Thursday morning
The House Education Committee took another step toward establishing a committee to investigate restructuring Idaho’s funding formula for public education.