Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Idaho legislature has finally completed its third-longest session in history, adjourning Sine Die Thursday after 95 days. Education-related legislation had largely been put to bed a couple of weeks ago, but Medicaid expansion and ballot initiative bills kept legislators busy well into April. Despite fervent public opposition, the legislature passed SB 1204, which adds…

IEA Hotline: Important Senate Education Committee Hearing Monday for Funding Formula Bill

The latest iteration of Public School Funding Formula legislation faces a Senate Education Committee hearing at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Lincoln Auditorium. SB 1196 is the latest rewrite of legislation aimed at changing how Idaho distributes money to local school districts and charter schools. IEA President Kari Overall will be testifying regarding substantial concerns…