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“Some Idaho School Districts Could Lose Millions After Voters Repeal Education Laws”

Idaho’s Department of Education says the repeal of the Students Come First education laws means a $23 million cut for the state’s schools. It took the department time to come up with that number after voters rejected the laws early this month through ballot propositions 1, 2 and 3. Then school districts had to figure out what it means for their budgets.For most districts the biggest impact comes with a catchy name; use it or lose it. That’s budget speak for money the state gives districts to hire teachers. If a district doesn’t hire enough teachers it gets less money.

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