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Idaho’s Attorney General Says Schools Have One Month To Distribute Teacher Bonuses

The Idaho Attorney General’s office says school districts have until December 15, 2012 to distribute roughly $38 million in teacher bonuses that were part of an education law voters overturned last week.

Voters rejected Proposition 2 on Nov. 6.  That’s the provision that asked voters whether to uphold or repeal Idaho’s pay for performance plan the Legislature approved in 2011.

As we reported last week, school districts will have that bonus money by Nov. 15, but until today, it was unclear if districts had a deadline to distribute that bonus pay to teachers who earned it over the last school year.

Here’s the written opinion from Idaho’s Deputy Attorney General Andrew Snook:



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