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Otter says he’s including first year of teacher career ladder plan in his state budget proposal

Idaho Education News is reporting that the first-year costs of the teacher career ladder plan endorsed Monday by a state Board of Education subcommittee are being written into Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state budget for next year. “It’s within our parameters,” Otter said in a Wednesday interview with Idaho Education News. “I have every confidence that we will get the first year.”

The career ladder plan carries a five-year price tag of $175 million. First-year costs are projected at $23.7 million; they’d go up from there. It’s the costliest of the 20 recommendations from Otter’s education reform task force, with a price tag of $38 million in year two; $45.6 million in year three; $36.8 million in year four; and $30.5 million in year five.

Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News has a full report here.

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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