Idaho Budget Writers Approve Bulk of Public Ed Funding
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's public schools are on track to receive a 7.4 percent budget increase under a plan from the Legislature's budget-setting committee.
The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee approved a 6.8 percent boost — about $100.3 million — for public schools on Monday morning. But some components of the K-12 budget plan are still working their way through the House and Senate, and committee members said they expect those bills will bring the total public education budget to a 7.4 percent increase over the previous year.
That end figure would be slightly less than the amounts requested by Idaho Gov. Butch Otter.