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.