IEA President Penni Cyr released a statement on Wednesday thanking those who supported the levy elections.
The FY 15 public school appropriation requires districts or vendors to meet or exceed a set of standards established by SBE rule or law. Currently, no such standards exist, but that won’t be the case for long if a bill sponsored by Sen. John Goedde (R-CDA) and printed by the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday…
The bill would provide a 50 percent credit on state income taxes to individuals and corporations that make donations to nonprofit scholarship granting organizations (SGOs) to provide scholarships to K-12 students to attend private or religious schools.
The legislature has been grappling with how to eliminate Idaho’s personal property tax law for years. Last year, lawmakers began the process by exempting the first $100,000 in personal property tax for business equipment, which completely eliminated the tax for approximately 90% of all Idaho businesses.
This legislation would expand the personal property tax exemption for business equipment from $100,000 per taxpayer per county to $250,000.
The IEA-sponsored bill would shield a school bus driver from civil or criminal liability in the event he or she came to the aid of a rider who may be in danger.