Certification Shortcuts, Private School Vouchers Headline Troubling Legislation

House Education Committee Takes Another Shortcut, Fails to Address Causes of Teacher Shortage The most disturbing alternative certification bill yet, HB 221, passed the House Education Committee on a party-line vote of 12-3. This bill would allow school districts to bypass state certification and “self-certify” anyone meeting these minimal qualification thresholds   Be 18 years old…

Bill to Limit Bond and Levy Elections, Public Funding for Private School Students, Education Funding Bill In Flux

February 12, 2021 Bill to Limit Bond and Levy Elections Moves Out of Committee Legislation that would limit when school districts could run critical bonds and levies has passed the House State Affairs Committee with all but one Republican voting in favor. Education stakeholder groups and officials from multiple school districts testified against HB 106, contending…

IEA Member Jorge Pulleiro Shares Experiences and Insight with Education Committees, Superintendent Ybarra Presents Budget Proposal to JFAC, Senate Bill Would Give Educators Credit for Experience in Other States, Possible Legislation from Ybarra Already Under Fire

IEA Hotline—January 29, 2021 “Be on Our Side”, Teacher of the Year Tells Legislators IEA Member Jorge Pulleiro Shares Experiences and Insight with Education Committees Jorge Pulleiro, a teacher at Wood River Middle School in Blaine County, seized upon the opportunity to address both the House and Senate Education Committees in his role as Idaho’s…