Governor Otter vetoed two bills with implications for public education. The legislature opted not to override those vetoes, and adjourned sine die for the 2018 session.
How to help Idaho’s struggling readers is one of the remaining issues the legislature must deal with as the session winds down. JFAC has now added funding for a statewide reading test, but the measure still requires passage in both the House and Senate.
The IEA, ISBA, and IASA have issued a joint letter thanking everyone who helped defeat the private school voucher bill. Plus, K-12 budgets are headed to the Governor’s desk, but the debate over literacy tests could delay the end of the legislative session.
In a major victory for educators and public schools, Hb 590, the private school voucher bill, has been pulled by the Senate Education Committee and has effectively been defeated for this legislative session.
The Senate Education Committee has set a one hour time limit for their hearing next Wednesday on HB 590, the private school voucher bill.