CWI won’t ask voters to authorize a plant facilities levy in the May election for a health sciences building at its Nampa campus. In November, voters declined to raise property taxes to pay for the center.
Several Republicans on the House Education Committee skipped Monday’s meeting, blocking their surprised chairman, Lance Clow, from holding an introductory hearing on a new schools funding formula bill.
Swan Falls High School will open in the fall of 2020 and be the district’s third high school. It is named after the recreational area, which includes mountain biking and camping, 20 miles south of Kuna.
The Kuna School District is asking voters to approve a $2.5 million levy for the next two years. It would be used to hire new teachers, replace old English and science textbooks and purchase Chromebooks for student use.
The House Education Committee will hold a formal but introductory hearing on a new bill to rewrite Idaho’s school funding formula. The committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday to vote on a draft bill at the Statehouse.
In a late-session insurrection, House conservatives and Democrats abruptly voted down a budget for Idaho’s State Board of Education. The 29-41 vote revealed some deeper fissures on other education issues.
The House voted along party lines to pass a bill requiring parents to opt their children into any sex education courses offered in Idaho school. House Bill 120 is sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls.
The House won’t act on a bill to allow enhanced concealed weapons license holders to carry firearms to schools. Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Fred Martin says he won’t hold a hearing on the immunization opt-in bill.
Idaho’s vaccination rate dropped this school year, as immunization “opt-out” numbers increased sharply. The state’s opt-out numbers increased by nearly 25 percent in two years, outpacing enrollment growth
The Idaho State Board of Education announced Wednesday that it had narrowed down five finalists in the University of Idaho’s presidential search. Current president Chuck Staben’s contract was not renewed.
Mike Fitch, the principal of Fruitland High School in Idaho, is charged with sexual assault, battery and harassment of a female employee. He’s also accused of offering to pay the woman to have sex with him.
More than 20 people lined up and camped for three straight days and nights outside a Lincoln, CA elementary school for the most competitive seats in town: a spot in their neighborhood kindergarten class.