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Goedde: ‘This bill’s time has come’

Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, opens debate in the Senate on SB 1108, the bill to trim teacher contract rights, on Thursday. Goedde is the lead legislative sponsor of the bill, a piece of state schools Superintendent Tom Luna's controversial three-bill school reform package. (Betsy Russell)
Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, opens debate in the Senate on SB 1108, the bill to trim teacher contract rights, on Thursday. Goedde is the lead legislative sponsor of the bill, a piece of state schools Superintendent Tom Luna's controversial three-bill school reform package. (Betsy Russell)

Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, told the Senate that SB 1108 will give broader say to "school board members who are elected today," rather than "being bound by school boards of yesterday." He said, "There are some who say that these changes will cause teacher to flee Idaho. Right now we are losing teachers every day." He said they're going to private industry, where there may be fewer contract rights, but higher pay.

"My fellow senators, your education committee has spent hours hearing testimony," Goedde told the Senate. "This bill's time has come."




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