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)