JFAC approved a 5.9% increase to the K-12 public education budget for next year, including funding of the Career Ladder. A bill to allow charter schools to bypass some current hiring requirements for administrators was held until Thursday by the House Education Committee.
The upcoming week could include a hearing on a private school voucher bill, and JFAC will look at setting the public education budget. Also, a recap of the past week’s education-related news from the legislature,
Legislation was introduced today that could be the first step in bringing private school vouchers to Idaho. Read more about the opposition to vouchers from the IEA and other education groups.
A look ahead to possible legislation on private school vouchers, plus a look back at legislative news from this week
The House Education Committee removed supporting content from Idaho’s proposed science standards. Plus, the House passed a $200 million tax cut bill.
Key loan forgiveness bill moves forward in House Education Committee; Vote on science standards expected Wednesday