Idaho lawmakers look to improve public school funding system

BOISE – A committee of Idaho lawmakers is now reviewing how the state’s public schools are funded. The Idaho State Board of Education recently received feedback on the issue.

A group of lawmakers have also formed the Idaho Legislature’s Public School Funding Formula Interim Committee to help weigh in. They held an online public opinion survey for several weeks during October. In it, Idaho residents could offer comments and suggestions about how public school districts and public charter schools are funded. The survey ended on October 23.

The survey is part of the Idaho Legislature’s Public School Funding Formula Interim Committee’s review of the current funding system. The group is doing a complete study of the issue and will make recommendations on any possible changes.

A State Board of Education spokesperson said, “The Interim Committee is evaluating the existing formula to assess how it meets the needs of different learning modalities, serves Idaho students, and provides fiscal stability to public school districts and public charter schools.”

The results of the survey will be presented to the committee at its next public meeting in December.

 

 

 

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