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Law School Seeks State Funding
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho's plan to seek state funding to expand its Boise law program won approval from the Board of Education, but not without concerns from one trustee that the cart was getting ahead of the horse. The Moscow-based university is now offering third-year law course…
Universities Get More Time to Report Student Numbers
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — State education officials are giving Idaho universities and colleges more time to submit their student enrollment numbers, which have been calculated on the 10th day of each new semester for more than two decades. The Lewiston Tribune reports the plan approved Thursday will allo…
School Levies To Be Decided May 15th
Not only will Magic Valley area voters have candidates to choose on May 15th but they will also need to make a decision on some school bond issues.  Voters in the Filer School District will be voting on a 2-year, $500,000 supplemental levy which will allow the district to maintain current opera…
Gov. Otter Signs Public School Funding Bill
(AP) - Idaho Gov. "Butch" Otter has signed a 2013 funding plan for public schools that includes funds for the state's new education reforms, including merit pay bonuses and laptops. The budget includes $1.27 billion in state general funding, a $56 million bump over the current fiscal year.…
Voters To Decide School Supplemental Levies In May
Primary election day is May 15th but voters in the Magic Valley will have more than just political candidates to vote for.  Several school districts will be asking voters to approve supplemental levies to help maintain operations in the aftermath of several years of state budget cuts.  The…
Supplemental Levy Elections Today
The polls open at 8 o’clock this morning  for a special election to determine whether or not voters will support more than 17 school district levies across the southern part of the state.    While some of these levies are new, others are renewals of district bonds alre…
Court Says School Had Right to Search Idaho Teen
The Idaho Court of Appeals says a Boise high school student's rights were not violated when school officials decided to search his car for tobacco products. Joseph Voss Jr. was 18 and legally able to buy tobacco when an assistant principal suspected Voss was violating school rules barring cigar…
Twin Falls School Enrollment Grows
The economy may not be growing right now but enrollment in the Twin Falls School District sure is.  Enrollment is up 102 students in the district compared to the same time last year with a total of 7,801 students.  As a result the Twin Falls School Board voted this week to make a couple of…
More Idaho Parents Refusing to Vaccinate Their Children
Idaho rules allow exemptions to immunizations under three conditions: Medical, religious and personal. The Times-News reports that in the Twin Falls region and across the state, personal beliefs are the leading reason for exemptions. Idaho Health and Welfare spokesman Tom Shanahan says exempted chil…
School Begins Today
Most schools in the Magic Valley have their first day with students today and that means there will be a lot of children on the streets headed for class.  Local police agencies remind you to watch out for kids on their way to and from school and to pay special attention to the speed limits in t…
Jerome School District Slashes Budget
The Jerome School board made some tough decisions this week to finalize the 2011-2012 budget.  With cuts in state funding the school district faces a $1.3-million dollar cut in funding from last year for a total of $17-million dollars.
Top Story Podcast 7/8/11
Top Story Podcast 7/8/11: First hour - Casey Anthony, the regular citizen, Gooding Airport, Steve Crump.  Second hour -  Kids under 14 working in schools.  Read more


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