Idaho Lawmakers gave their final approval to $1.5 million supplemental funding to school district costs relating to a 2022 dyslexia law.
The Senate approved House Bill 208 on a 26-7 vote. The supplemental funding request seeks to fill a gap in funding.
In 2022, the Legislature passed House Bill 731, requiring school districts to implement dyslexia screenings and diagnostic measures, and participate in dyslexia trainings. Costs related to HB 731 came out of districts’ discretionary budgets, due to an absence of state funding. HB 208 would reimburse districts for those expenses.