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Ybarra pitches 6.8% increase in state spending on schools next year

Here’s a link to my full story at on today’s public school budget hearing, in which Sherri Ybarra, Idaho’s state superintendent of schools, made a strong pitch to lawmakers increase state spending on schools by 6.8 percent next year, with the biggest portion of...

Ybarra pitches 6.8 percent school budget increase to lawmakers

Sherri Ybarra, Idaho’s state superintendent of schools, made a strong pitch to state lawmakers Thursday to raise the public school budget by 6.8 percent next year, with the biggest portion of the increase going to the multiyear effort to raise teachers’ salaries.

Surge in students prompts emergency tax levies in 12 districts across the state

A dozen Idaho school districts wrestling with growth have approved emergency property tax levies adding up to $10.1 million statewide, Idaho Education News reports. Emergency levies run for just one year, to help schools handle unexpected additional students, and don’t require voter approval. This year’s...

Idaho schools chief seeks boost in education spending

Idaho's public schools chief is seeking a 6.8 percent increase in education spending for 2018, describing it as a budget with no surprises and no new initiatives. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra released her plan Friday. If approved by lawmakers in January, Idaho's public school funding would bump up nearly $114 million more...

Land Board approves 7% boost in endowment payout to schools next year

Idaho’s state Land Board has voted unanimously in favor of a recommendation from its Endowment Fund Investment Board to boost payouts from the state endowment to public schools next year by 7 percent, and to all beneficiaries by 6.4 percent, while also transferring another $129.5...

Court upholds ruling dismissing Idaho from school fees suit

The Idaho Supreme Court says the state can't be named as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes. Former Nampa Schools Superintendent Russell Joki filed the lawsuit in 2012 against the state and school districts across Idaho, alleging that fees imposed...

Report: Funding for 22 school programs not based on need

Many of the programs intended to help students in Idaho's public schools are not funded based on need or actual costs, state evaluators found in a new report released Monday. The state's nonpartisan Office of Performance Evaluations also found that the state lacks information on the total amount of money spent on these 22 programs...