Education Committees Get a Primer on Funding Formula

A rare joint session of the House and Senate Education Committees took place Thursday with just one item on the agenda—making sure the committee members had the latest information regarding potential changes to Idaho’s public education funding formula. The presentation was made by House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley and Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, along…

Trainer Application

Idaho Education Association is seeking members who are interested in leading the profession by exploring the training process, supporting other educators by training, and assisting in developing expertise by creating trainings on timely topics. Selected participants will have the opportunity to learn to create and conduct adult trainings, and some will be invited to train…

Legislative Leaders Preview Session; Little Sworn in as Governor

Idaho’s four highest-ranking legislators shared their thoughts on key issues during the annual Associated Press legislative preview at the statehouse Thursday. Brad Little also met with the media to discuss the upcoming legislative session—just one day before he was sworn in as Idaho’s 33rd Governor, succeeding C.L. “Butch” Otter, who served for the past 12…

2019 Legislative Preview

  As usual, education topics will be at the forefront of discussion during the upcoming legislative session. Potential action on the recommendations from Idaho’s Public School Funding Formula Committee will certainly bear watching, and both the new Governor, Brad Little, and the returning State Superintendent, Sherri Ybarra, will be unveiling budget proposals early in the…