Members of JFAC met on Friday morning to address three changes to the FY 17 Public Schools budget. The committee approved adding $9.1 million to fund HB 526 the bill to expand reading interventions for students in grades K-3.
Despite an AG opinion that sounded much like Proverbs 8:33: Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it, members of the House Education Committee approved SB 1342 on Thursday.
Members of the House and Senate Education Committees will meet in a joint session on Thursday afternoon to discuss the issues of school choice and the Blaine Amendment.
The IEA has delivered a letter to Governor Otter urging him to veto SB 1248, the measure sponsored by Sen. Bob Nonini (R-Post Falls) that will allow charter schools to issue contracts of their choice other than the state-approved standard teacher contract.
The IEA was informed that members of the public will not be allowed to testify at an upcoming meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees.
The IEA has confirmed that the House and Senate Education Committees will meet jointly next Thursday, March 17th, to discuss school choice, vouchers, and the Blaine Amendment.