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Another narrow vote in Senate on emergency clause for school reform

The Senate has again voted narrowly, 19-16, to approve a "trailer" bill adding an emergency clause to this year's school reform legislation, this time on HB 345, which adds the clause to SB 1184, the bill that shifts funding from salaries to technology and promotes online learning. It then voted 33-2 in favor of HB 315, another "trailer" bill, this one to restore, for one year, a portion of the protection school districts that lose enrollment now have from sharp funding drops from one year to the next, while also eliminating a requirement for severance payments for teachers laid off in the fall. Both measures now go to the governor.

Meanwhile, the House is debating the public school budget, SB 1206.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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