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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014

Former prosecutor denies bankruptcy fraud

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former southwestern Idaho prosecutor has denied charges that he tried to hide assets from a bankruptcy court. John Bujak pleaded not guilty Thursday to bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets, making a false…

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Details of pay proposals in the school budget...

JFAC Co-Chair Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, asked state schools Superintendent Tom Luna about his proposal for $16 million in one-time leadership bonuses for teachers next year, asking if that would require legislation. Luna said yes. He said it would follow recommendations from the governor’s education task…

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A budgetary musical interlude...

As part of his budget presentation today, state schools Supt. Tom Luna played a video clip for legislative budget writers featuring Cathyanne Nonini, a violin teacher and wife of Sen. Bob Nonini (and his substitute in the Senate for the first two weeks of this…

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Tom Luna (Betsy Russell)

Luna calls for raises for teachers next year  

State schools chief Tom Luna told lawmakers he’s made several changes to his budget proposal: He’s calling for a 1 percent increase in salary-based apportionment to school districts, to allow teachers to get pay raises next year, in addition to $16 million for one-time leadership…

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State schools chief Tom Luna makes his budget pitch to state lawmakers on Thursday (Betsy Russell)

Luna outlines technology proposals 

State schools Superintendent Tom Luna’s budget request for next year includes $13.4 million for school technology; he said it’s the same amount schools got this year. That would include $8 million distributed directly to school districts for classroom technology; $2.25 million to continue the statewide…

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Luna: 'We raised the bar'

Tom Luna, state schools superintendent, touted the new higher standards Idaho’s enacted for student achievement. “It is nothing short of amazing,” he told legislative budget writers. “Idaho’s teachers are hard at work implementing these new, higher standards in mathematics and English language arts at all…

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