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Funding formula committee hires help

The Legislature has a $248,450 plan to get help rewriting its school funding formula, Idaho EdNews reports. Meeting in between floor sessions Tuesday, the Legislature’s Public School Funding Formula Committee hired a consultant for its summer work, the Education Commission of the States, a Denver-based nonprofit. The consultant and the 10-member House-Senate committee will spend the off-season updating the formula the state uses to carve up K-12 dollars. The state hasn’t rewritten this complicated formula since 1994, and the legislative committee has spent the past two summers studying the current model. The committee is expected to make recommendations to the 2019 Legislature. EdNews reporter Kevin Richert 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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