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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...

Bill Keim: Untapped wealth could unlock McCleary case

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.

Divided Legislature looking at long session

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.

Education funding talks can finally begin

Now that Senate Republicans have produced a plan to resolve the most contentious aspects of basic education funding, it means that bargaining can begin.

Gary Crooks: Quiet panic behind school funding debate

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.

Dorn preparing legal action against school districts

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.

Three North Idaho school districts approve tax levies

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.