Luna To Bring Legislative Tour To Twin Falls
Public schools chief Tom Luna is kicking off his post-legislative tour in Boise, where his education reform package dominated the 2011 Idaho Legislature. Luna is expected to make six stops, starting on Monday in the state's capital city. He will also visit Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls, Coeur d'Alene and Lewiston. The state Department of Education says the meetings with focus on Idaho's new education reform laws, which Luna spearheaded with support from Gov. C.L. "Butch Otter. The agency asked each school district to send five-person team of representatives. The reforms triggered contentious debate during the 2011 session. The new laws phase out tenure for new teachers, restrictcollect bargaining and shift money from salaries to fund technology
pgrades in the classroom and a new merit pay plan.