ID – School Administrators Outline Funding Concerns


The 11-member committee met for nearly eight hours Monday in Post Falls. Although school officials and lawmakers described the meeting as eye-opening and productive, the group didn’t move much closer to rewriting the state’s 22-year-old funding formula.

As expected, the group plans to be deliberative and take its time offering up school funding recommendations — a task that will continue well into 2017.

Much of the day’s discussion could be boiled down to two big-picture questions:

  • What is the responsibility of the state of Idaho vs. local taxpayers when it comes to funding public schools?
  • Is the current school funding formula not working, or is it just underfunded?

Read more…(Idaho Ed News)

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