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JFAC weighs two competing proposals for high school WiFi network funding…

Idaho Legislature's joint budget committee debates high school WiFi network funding on Friday morning (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Legislature's joint budget committee debates high school WiFi network funding on Friday morning (Betsy Russell)

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee is looking at two possible options on intent language for the public schools budget this morning with regard to state high school WiFi networks: One would allow school districts to “opt out” of the current long-term, statewide contract, and get a share of the funding for their own WiFi networks, while continuing the contract for those who want to stay in; the other would provide funding to districts that haven’t already opted into the contract, but wouldn’t give any money to those that already are in but want out; it also would continue the contract.

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna signed the five- to 15-year contract with Education Networks of America over the summer, based on a one-time appropriation from JFAC last year.




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