South Dakota, like Idaho, also had a referendum measure on its ballot regarding teacher contracts; that state's measure asked voters whether they wanted to keep a law their Legislature passed phasing out tenure and imposing a merit-pay bonus system along with a scholarship program. With more than 85 percent of the vote counted there, South Dakota voters are overwhelmingly rejecting the propositions; just 32 percent voted yes, 68 percent no.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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