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Grandparent Brings Constitutional Challenge to idaho School Fees

...f posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Russ Joki, a former superintendent in idaho and Colorado has filed a lawsuit in Ada County, claiming that fees charged to public school students violate the idaho Constitution’s guarantee of free schools. He filed the suit after his twin granddaughters were charged $45 each to enroll in kindergarten and his grandson was charged $85 in high school fees. The suit also references the school supply lists students receive each year a...
Date: 2012-10-29

idaho Looking for Ways to Cut Spending

...ent at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time.   State leaders in idaho are searching for ways to deal with a statewide budget shortfall of $151 million and still meet the needs of schools. Despite stimulus funding and “holdbacks,” the state designation for mid-year budget cuts, the budget is still approximately $50 million short. The state has already tapped its rainy day stabilization fund.   Under idaho state law, districts cannot cut teach...
Date: 2009-11-29

idaho School Districts Will Absorb Declining Enrollment Cost

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. idaho’s declining enrollment protection for school districts was taken up again in this year’s legislative session, and although a new law has passed, districts that are losing students will absorb more of those costs than ever. Last year, idaho Governor Tom Luna decried the practice as funding “ghost students” and instead proposed a severance pay plan for teachers who los...
Date: 2012-03-30

idaho's Declining Enrollment Safety Net Survives Another Year

...r expire over time. Somewhat lost among the many education policy reforms that were debated in the idaho legislature this session was a protection for schools experiencing declining enrollment that idaho schools chief Tom Luna had hoped to abolish. Previously, schools in idaho were guaranteed 99% of state funding for students, based on the previous year’s enrollment figures. This protection provides some cushion from the blow of declining enrollment, a cushion particular helpful for s...
Date: 2011-05-29

School Fees at Issue in idaho and California

...and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Russell Joki, an idaho grandfather who charged all 115 of the state’s school districts with charging unlawful fees for various school costs, says he will continue his legal efforts to end the practice even though Judge Richard Greenwood dismissed a number of district defendants from the case. Some districts said they were only charging fees for items that were not part of a basic education, a claim disputed...
Date: 2013-05-30

2008 Federal Election Outcomes

... and Related Agencies were either not up for re-election or won easily. But Republican Larry Craig (idaho) did not seek re-election and Senator Ted Stevens (Alaska) narrowly lost in his re-election bid. In the House, all Democrats on the Education and Labor Committee were re-elected. Most Republicans were as well, except Ric Keller (IL-13), John R. "Randy" Kuhl, Jr., (NY-29), and Timothy Walberg (MI-07) who were defeated. Keller and Kuhl served on the subcommittee that handles early c...
Date: 2008-11-06

Anything But Research-based: State Initiatives to Consolidate Schools and Districts

...c courses-like requiring four years of math instead of three. A number of states including Florida, idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, and Ohio have raised or are considering raising graduation requirements; not all states are giving equal consideration to providing additional funding to meet those standards. These requirements can stress low-wealth schools and districts in additional ways. For example, raising the number of math and science courses required for graduation increases th...
Date: 2006-03-06

California Tenure Ruling: Big Splash, Unclear Consequences

...newly hired teachers in 2011. Kansas significantly curtailed teacher employment protections and the idaho legislature, in 2011, abolished tenure. Last year the North Carolina legislature passed a law revoking tenure for all teachers by 2018.  Other states have made it harder to earn tenure or easier to lose it, usually by extending the time it takes to receive the status and/or tying tenure to student test scores. Student testing, a major component of the Bush administration's No Child Le...
Date: 2014-06-27

Economic Bailout Renews Secure Rural Schools Act

...California, Article, Rural Trust Publication, idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, School Finance, RPM10-11 This article appeared in the November 2008 Rural Policy Matters. The federal "bailout" bill for the banking industry also renews the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. The Act provides funding to many counties and school districts with national forests, which cannot be taxed to generate local revenue for schools and other essential services. The Act was i...
Date: 2008-11-06

Education a Key Issue in Some State Elections

...lly supporting it, although all three say they would like to scale back the emphasis on testing. In idaho, the Republican candidate supports the Common Core. Read more: Georgia governor’s race: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/10/21/nathan-deal-jason-carter-butt-heads-over-education-funding-in-georgia http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/27/governors-race-carter-has-to-clarify-stand-on-hope-deal-has-to-make-amends-with-teachers-did-either-do-so-last-night/ http://blogs.edwe...
Date: 2014-10-29

Facts and Figures About Elected Chief State School Officers

...chool Officer (State Superintendent of Education)? Answer: Fourteen. Arizona, California, Georgia, idaho, Indiana, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Read more from the December 2008 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2008-12-03

Facts and Figures About Instructional Expenditures for Rural Students

...which 11 states do average instructional expenditures fall under $4,500 per rural student? Answer: idaho averages $3,952 in instructional expenses per rural student, followed by Arizona ($4,021), Oklahoma ($4,022), Utah ($4,092), Tennessee ($4,132), Mississippi ($4,168), Florida ($4,186), Alabama ($4,358), Illinois ($4,371), Missouri ($4,434), and Colorado ($4,442). Kentucky escapes the under $4,500 crowd with $4,502 in instructional expenses per rural student. (Why Rural Matters, 2009.) Read ...
Date: 2010-12-21

Facts and Figures about Rural Teacher Salaries

...ta, South Dakota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Nebraska, Montana, Alabama, idaho, Kansas, and Florida. (Why Rural Matters, 2011–12. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2008–09.) Read more from the May 2012 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2012-05-29

Facts and Figures About State Education Funding Inequality for Rural Districts

...he greatest inequality in per pupil school funding among rural districts?   Answer: Arizona, idaho, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Ohio have the most inequality in combined state and local revenue per pupil among rural districts (Why Rural Matters, 2007).    Instructional spending per pupil is below the national average in Arizona, idaho, and Ohio, and above the national average in Nebraska and Massachusetts. Much of the variation in funding among districts is due to differences...
Date: 2009-06-25

Facts and Figures About States Where at Least Half of the Rural Districts Are Smaller Than the National Rural Median

... Colorado, New Mexico, Maine, Alaska, California, New Hampshire, Oregon, Kansas, Arizona, Missouri, idaho, Washington, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas. Source: Why Rural Matters 2013–2014. Read more from the November 2014 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2014-11-24