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Open-negotiations bill approved in rare moment of unanimity on ed issues

There was a rare moment of unanimity on education issues this afternoon, as the Idaho Education Association and the Idaho School Boards Association joined to back SB 1098, legislation to reinstate a provision of the voter-rejected Proposition 1 requiring that all school district-teacher negotiations take place in public. “SB 1098 comes from many meetings between the various parties, the stakeholders, and the education chairmen,” Robin Nettinga, executive director of the IEA, told the Senate Education Committee. Karen Echeverria, executive director of the ISBA, told the committee, “Like the IEA, we agree that negotiations … should be held in public where any patron can attend.” The bill was approved unanimously by the committee, and sent to the full Senate.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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