State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra made her second annual budget presentation to the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
If Rep. Ronald Nate (R-Rexburg) is successful in shepherding HJR 1 through the legislative process, Idaho’s state constitution could be changed to allow for tax dollars to be diverted from public schools to private and religious-based schools.
A proposal introduced by Rep. Ronald Nate (R-Rexburg) in the House Education Committee calls for an amendment to the Idaho Constitution that would allow for tax dollars to be expended on private and religious schools. Idaho’s “Blaine Amendment” currently prohibits the use of public funding for institutions controlled by religious entities. The IEA is adamantly…
State Board President Don Soltman told JFAC that Idaho’s virtual charter high schools had a moribund 20% graduation rate in 2013-14.
The State Board of Education announced that an informal “working group” has been established to look at a possible overhaul of Idaho’s public school funding formula.
This infographic really illustrates the tremendous work done by Idaho public schools and public school teachers despite significant challenges in funding and other areas.