House agrees to introduce revised education bills
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Two measures sponsored by the Idaho School Board Association that place time limits on bills dealing with negotiating teacher contracts are making their way through the House.
The ISBA is proposing one-year sunset clauses on both measures introduced Tuesday by the House Education Committee. One bill deals with teacher layoffs, while the other gives school districts the ability to impose "last best offers" in discussions over teacher contracts.
ISBA Executive Director Karen Echeverria says the changes are byproducts of recent discussions with the Idaho Education Association.
The ISBA has drawn flak for trying to resurrect elements of the Students Come First Laws dumped by voters last November.
The bills call on both organizations to begin studying the effectiveness of the proposed reforms.