This bill, sponsored by Sen. Bob Nonini (R-Post Falls) could create major instability in the teaching profession in Idaho and create inconsistencies from school to school and teacher to teacher.
If this bill is enacted no longer would public charter school teachers be assured of the same rights as public school teachers employed in traditional public schools.
The Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee (JFAC) took up and passed the FY 17 public schools budget on Monday, despite the fact that multiple education bills have yet to make their way through the legislature.
The House Education Committee approved SB 1248, which would allow public charter schools to use contracts for teachers other than the standard teacher contract approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
For starters, “What’s the rush?” There doesn’t seem to be a viable reason to set the education budget before all of the pertinent legislation is in place.
The Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee (JFAC) will get down to the nitty-gritty of its business of setting the FY 17 public school budget next week.