In an email circulated to school superintendents and charter school administrators this morning, Idaho Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna discussed what would happen if Proposition 2 (merit pay) is repealed. Huckleberries Online received a copy of Luna's email, which says in part:
"As we have said in the past, the State Department of Education can and therefore will distribute pay-for-performance funding to districts on November 15, even if Proposition 2 is repealed, because the law will not officially be repealed until November 21. However, uncertainty remains if teachers who have earned bonuses will received this funding. The question is whether or not districts would then have legal authority to distribute this funding to teachers after November 21. The State Department of Education has been working with the Attorney General's office on this issue for several months. The answer to this question remains uncertain as of today ..." Full email here.