Idaho’s Education Task Force Developing Proposals
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Members of the Governor's Task Force for Improving Education met again to establish some new proposals to present to Idaho lawmakers next year.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter created the task force last year, asking members to come up with recommendations to improve the state's education system. They came up with a list of 20 items for the Idaho Legislature to consider, but while progress was made on some recommendations, none was fully implemented. Still, Eagle Republican Rep. Reed De Mordaunt called the interim committee a "guiding force" in the 2014 legislative session.
The group gathered at Boise State Monday, breaking into two committees to work on developing proposals and implementation plans on teacher career ladders and other items. A third working group will address reading proficiency and literacy.