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Eye On Boise Idaho school funding archive

THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 2018

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 2017

FRIDAY, NOV. 3, 2017

TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2017

Idaho school district restores PE, music to grade schools

This year marks the first in several years music and physical education are at all Bonneville Joint School District 93 elementary schools. The Post Register reports the district cut funding for the two programs at its elementary schools in 2011, when the state was reducing education funding due to the economic downturn. Voters...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2017

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 2017

Idaho schools chief seeks boost in education spending 

Idaho's public schools chief is seeking a 6.8 percent increase in education spending for 2018, describing it as a budget with no surprises and no new initiatives. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra released her plan Friday. If approved by lawmakers in January, Idaho's public school funding would bump up nearly $114 million more...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 15, 2017

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

Court upholds ruling dismissing Idaho from school fees suit

The Idaho Supreme Court says the state can't be named as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes. Former Nampa Schools Superintendent Russell Joki filed the lawsuit in 2012 against the state and school districts across Idaho, alleging that fees imposed...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017

THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016

TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016

Report: Funding for 22 school programs not based on need 

Many of the programs intended to help students in Idaho's public schools are not funded based on need or actual costs, state evaluators found in a new report released Monday. The state's nonpartisan Office of Performance Evaluations also found that the state lacks information on the total amount of money spent on these 22 programs...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016


TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016


TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016

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