As the Senate went back into session, Majority Leader Bart Davis told the Senate he doesn’t think they’ll be able to adjourn for the session tonight. “I wish that we were there,” Davis said. “I think that we’re going to fall a little short.” The Senate is now debating HB 303a, the bill that includes both online education, flexibility for school districts to use some of their building maintenance money for other purposes during the state’s economic crunch, and giving school districts temporary relief from “use it or lose it” funding provisions for a small portion of the funding they get from the state to hire teachers.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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