Hundreds turn out for second education “listening hearing”
Members of the Idaho House and Senate Education Committees held the second so-called “listening hearing" Monday afternoon, hearing from constituents on a number of education improvements and funding issues.
The joint session was held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Senate auditorium. Speakers were allowed three minutes to express their opinions. to lawmakers.
On February first, hundreds also turned out for a morning session. Monday's afternoon session was held so as to accommodate those who were not able to attend the earlier meeting.
The joint hearings were held at the request of House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, who felt the hearings would give voters a way to share their thoughts on how the Legislature can improve the State’s education system.
We have a reporter on the story and will have details tonight at 9 pm (on Fox 9) and at 10 pm on Today’s Channel 6 News.