Idaho Senate unanimously approves 7.4 percent boost for public schools



We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Organizations:

Subjects:

Places:

 


BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Senate has approved a 7.4 percent increase to the state's public school budget, which includes funding for a sweeping five-year plan to boost teacher pay.

The chamber unanimously approved all seven parts of the Idaho's largest budget — totaling more than $1.4 billion of general funds — with no debate on Tuesday.

Republican Sen. Dean Cameron from Rupert says he'd never seen the chamber move through the education budget so swiftly.

The budget allows bumping rookie teacher pay to $32,700 a year starting in July. Teacher pay will steadily increase to $37,000 annually over the next five years, if the Idaho Legislature continues to provide the funding.

The schools budget proposal now goes to the House for consideration, where it's likely to pass.

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Reporter, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.
Daily Reporter • 22 W. New Road • Greenfield, IN 46140 • (317) 462-5528