NEWS RELEASE: IEA Statement on Record Setting Special Legislative Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          

September 1, 2022

CONTACT: Mike Journee

(208) 514-5041

Idaho Education Association President Layne McInelly released the following statement on behalf of IEA members today after the Idaho Legislature’s approval of House Bill 1’s record $330 million investment in Idaho public schools:

Today’s record education investment by lawmakers is a strikingly bold step away from decades of chronic underfunding of Idaho’s public schools. Our members applaud the bill supporters and Governor Little’s leadership. This funding creates a huge opportunity for school districts to make an incalculable difference for Idaho’s students and our public school classrooms. Moving ahead, IEA members are eager to work with the new legislature this January on putting this investment to work for our students, public schools and dedicated educators. 

Layne McInelly is president of the Idaho Education Association and a professional certified educator who taught in Idaho public schools for 12 years. 

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