State Committee Approves $1.3 Billion Education Budget

Local

0  Updated at 6:14 am, March 5th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
Share This Story

education

(BOISE, ID)  — A state education committee has cleared a $1.3 billion education budget for fiscal year 2014.  The budget represents a two percent increase in spending from 2013, though when inflation is accounted for, both budgets are virtually identical. Public education accounts for nearly 47 percent of the state’s total spending. First year teachers will have a minimum yearly salary of $31,000, while other funds will be used to pay for college credits earned by high school students. The budget now goes to the full legislature for approval.



Stories You May Be Interested In:

Cheesemaker Sargento recalls sliced cheese products over listeria concerns

23 Feb 2017

Kevin Conlon, Euan McKirdy and Johanzynn Gatewood, CNN

Backwards Piano Man performing at Rexburg benefit concert

17 Feb 2017

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

Good Question: Do penguins have knees?

15 Feb 2017

Robert Patten, EastIdahoNews.com