Next Tuesday through Thursday, February 8-10, the Senate Education Committee will hear public testimony on the Luna plan in the Capitol Auditorium. The meetings start at 3 p.m., but we learned today that sign-up sheets for people who wish to testify will be posted outside the auditorium at 2 p.m. each day.
Testimony will be taken first-come, first-serve, but the chairman will alternate between people opposed to the plan and those who like it. (In other words, it won’t look like the JFAC hearing on January 21 when opponents of the plan outnumbered those who favored it at least six-to-one.) During the last hour each day, the chairman will give preference to people who traveled from out of town.
It’s likely that opponents will again outnumber those who like the Luna plan, but the early sign-up sheet makes it especially important that people who want to testify against the bills arrive early and sign in.
We continue to get word of more community events all across Idaho where people can learn more about the Luna bills. Click here for a full list.
Here are the ones taking place in the next three days:
Thursday, February 3– Community forum at 3:30 p.m. in the Filer Elementary School Library, 700 Stevens Ave. Sponsored by the Filer Education Association.
Thursday, February 3– Community forum and Q&A at 7 p.m. in the Vallivue Middle School Auditorium, 16412 S. 10th Ave., Caldwell. Sponsored by the Vallivue Education Association.
Saturday, February 5– An Education Town Hall is set for 1 to 3 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene. Sponsored by teachers of the Coeur d'Alene School District.