May 27, 2022

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State Board approves public school funding rule

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho State Board of Education approved a non permanent rule Thursday extending an expired short-term rule that bases Idaho general public faculty funding on college student enrollment alternatively than attendance.

The temporary rule expired past month when the Legislature adjourned sine die. Thursday’s Board action extends the enrollment-dependent funding rule until eventually the conclusion of the 2023 legislative session. 

The action was taken to stabilize public university funding, which has fluctuated in latest yrs in university districts and charters in the course of the state mainly because lots of mom and dad are picking to keep their college students at household as a result of the pandemic. Board associates approach to work with legislators to come up with a long-lasting alternative when the Legislature convenes in January.

“We have to clear up the lengthy phrase difficulty,” Board President Kurt Liebich claimed. “What we are accomplishing is delivering funds certainty to our districts and charters at a time when they need that in buy to educate our students coming out of the pandemic.”

One more Alternative Digital Constitution School

The Board directed its government director to appoint a listening to officer to listen to an attraction by Yet another Decision Virtual Charter College.  The Idaho Community Constitution College Fee not long ago voted not to renew the virtual school’s charter and the university submitted an attraction with the Point out Board. The listening to officer will maintain a community listening to on the issue in the coming months and make a recommendation for the Board to think about.

Board Officers Elected

The Point out Board reelected Board President Kurt Liebich, and elected Dr. Linda Clark as Vice President, and Dr. David Hill as Secretary. The Board officers will provide until April 2023.

The April Normal Board Meeting was held on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow.