Idaho’s public schools will receive an additional $60 million in state funding this year, Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced today.
"This is a great day for Idaho schools," Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said. "I thank the Legislature and Governor Otter for their fiscally responsible approach to budgeting and continued commitment that Idaho public schools will receive the first dollars available. Now, we are able to distribute $60 million in additional funds to our schools, which will more than cover the $47 million shortfall school districts were going to face in the upcoming year."
The additional funding will be distributed to public schools through discretionary funds.
Read Governor Otter’s full statement on the additional revenues statewide.