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Teacher salary increases are a welcome relief, but our representatives aren’t doing their job bringing our funding formulas into the 21st century. Fortunately, Reclaim Idaho is picking up the Legislature’s slack.
A quick review of some new laws that may have been overshadowed or lost in the crush of the final days.
With two hours to midnight and the statutory end of the regular session of the 2019 Legislature, the odds seemed better than even that lawmakers would miss that deadline and need a special session of hours or days to finish their work.
Coeur d’Alene Rep. Paul Amador successfully blocked Rep. Heather Scott’s amendment to her own bill limiting bond and levy elections on Friday, offering his own instead, and the bill ended up sidelined and may be dead for the session.
Some Western Washington school districts think the state’s increased property tax levy hurt them at the polls.
The new state school funding formula is complicated and full of variables, and legislators are trying to work them out. In the meantime, voter-approved levies remain vital to your local schools.
The local levies the richest districts can collect each year is 66 percent more per student than what the poorest districts can collect.
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...
To pull a cram session on something as momentous and far-reaching as education funding is a dereliction of their duty.
One of the largest areas of such local funding is educator salaries. In 1987, the state paid over 99 percent of salary costs, but by 2012, that state contribution had shrunk to 77 percent.
A basic education funding solution should not go to the voters, because the issue is too complex. This is a job for legislators. It’s why they’re elected.
Now that Senate Republicans have produced a plan to resolve the most contentious aspects of basic education funding, it means that bargaining can begin.
Plan after plan has been agreed upon over the years only to fall apart when it came to time to screw up the courage and find the funding. Last session, the Legislature agreed on a plan to make plan to do just that. Now Bryant is a man with a plan for a plan.
EVERETT – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said he plans to sue a few school districts that use local levies to pay teachers because they don’t get enough from the state.
Voters in North Idaho approved three school-funding tax levies in Tuesday’s election. Levies passed in the Lakeland School District, which covers the Rathdrum-Athol-Spirit Lake area, and in the Kellogg and Wallace school districts in Shoshone County.