The latest worst-case scenario for the Idaho Education Network carries a startling price tag: about $245 million.
That represents the federal funding that could be on the line, if the state doesn’t figure out how to keep its high school broadband system online by the end of the month.
“We need to find a path forward in the very near future,” John Goedde, Gov. Butch Otter’s adviser on the Idaho Education Network contract and funding mess, said during a meeting Tuesday.
The crux of the $245 million funding crunch could come down to standardized testing — and whether the state can deliver online tests without broadband in place.
Full more details, here's a link to my story at Idaho Education News.