Idaho’s state schools superintendent puts out a weekly e-mailed newsletter to school districts, and this week’s edition adds a new feature: “Rumor has it.” In it, “this week’s rumor” is debunked - that millions in technology funding that school districts now receive through the Idaho Council for Technology in Learning is “going away,” even as school districts await their January payments. Here’s the item:
This week’s rumor: ICTL funding is going away. NOT TRUE.
There has been speculation about the future of the ICTL and the critical funding it provides to technology. While the future of ICTL remains unknown, the Legislature and the State Department of Education remain committed to providing funding and support staff for educational technology throughout the State.