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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014, 1:18 P.M.

Non-Pact Schools To Get WiFi Funds

Idaho school districts – like Coeur d’Alene – that opted not to join a controversial statewide contract for high school WiFi services should qualify for state funding for their own WiFi networks, state lawmakers decided Friday. On a 15-5 vote, the Legislature’s joint budget committee agreed not only to start reimbursing districts that went out on their own, but also to offer that option to those now in the contract who want to withdraw; those districts, if they met certain standards, would get $21 per student, the same price the state is paying Education Networks of America. Meanwhile, the state will conduct a “service audit” to see what services are being provided where, what they cost, and how satisfied districts are with them/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: I wonder how long it'll take the Legislature to work through the mess that was the Luna years?




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