Budget Boosts Funding For Idaho Schools | Families
If a proposed budget passes the Idaho legislature, support for public schools will get a 4.6% boost next year and teachers making the minimum salary will get a small boost to their paychecks.
The joint finance-appropriations committee approved the $1.56 billion plan Monday. It includes $1.27 billion in state general funding. That's up $56.2 million from this year. The minimum teacher salary would go from $30,000 to $30,500.
The plan needs house and senate approval.