Friday, April 8, 2011

Students Come First Reforms Become Law

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter today signed into law Senate Bill 1184, the final piece in the Students Come First reform package. 

Here is a statement from Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna after the bill signing:

“This is a historic day for Idaho’s students and parents across our great state. By spending what we currently have differently, we will reform our public education system to invest in Idaho’s great teachers, create the 21st century classroom and put our students first,” Superintendent Luna said. “Now, the hard work begins as we implement this plan and ensure all Idaho students – no matter where they live – graduate from high school prepared for the world that awaits them.”

~ Melissa M.

1 comment:

  1. In Garden Valley - even before this was signed into law, the majority of teachers and staff members were notified they would be terminated or laid off at the end of the year. How do "students come first" in Garden Valley? Why do we hang on to our administrators and let our teacher go?

    The agenda for the Monday board meeting is set - and 18 staff members are up to be termed. That's most of them. Who else has had to go to this drastic measure?