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One in 5 Idaho school districts have declared financial emergency

Members of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee hear troubling budget news on Wednesday morning at their interim meeting. From left, they are Reps. Darrell Bolz and Maxine Bell, Sens. Dean Cameron, Shawn Keough and Joyce Broadsword, and Rep. George Eskridge. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Members of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee hear troubling budget news on Wednesday morning at their interim meeting. From left, they are Reps. Darrell Bolz and Maxine Bell, Sens. Dean Cameron, Shawn Keough and Joyce Broadsword, and Rep. George Eskridge. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

One in five Idaho school districts have declared financial emergencies, legislative budget analyst Paul Headlee just informed lawmakers on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. He said 23 school districts, 20 percent of Idaho's 115 districts, made the declaration as permitted by HB 252, legislation that passed this year. Many reduced school supplies, eliminated or reduced positions, reduced their textbook budgets, and left vacant positions unfilled; some have negotiated cuts or freezes in salaries.




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