Idaho Education Plan Back To Drawing Board
Lawmakers sent public schools chief Tom Luna and his plan to overhaul the K-12 education system back to the drawing board for a small rewrite yesterday. This after three days of listening to testimony from teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Supporters and foes of the plan remain deeply divided and the public hearings were, at times, heated over the proposal to restructure how Idaho's scarce education dollars are spent. The committee, chaired by Senator John Goedde, was scheduled to vote on the bills after a final day of public testimony on Thursday. But he says there was enough concern about the bill to hold off on any voting. Luna will bring two revised drafts of the legislation to the committee on Monday and there will be more hearings on the changes.