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.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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