School trustees aim to resurrect Luna overhaul

School trustees aim to resurrect Luna overhaul

School trustees aim to resurrect Luna overhaul

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 12:58 PM

BOISE -- A month after voters rejected disputed laws that cut into teacher's collective bargaining rights, the Idaho School Boards Association is pushing to have some of the same provisions reinstated by the Idaho Legislature.

The group wants to revive several pieces of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's "Students Come First" overhaul, including a June 10 deadline for contract negotiations.

If no pact is reached, the district could impose its own contract.

The Spokesman-Review reports at least 16 school districts imposed their own plans this year.

The association's lobbyist, Karen Echeverria, says her group wants to revive elements that school board trustees feel strongly about.

But foes of Luna's overhaul who were successful at the Nov. 6 ballot box reacted negatively, lamenting "it's Proposition 1 right back up there again."

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