Two-Day Agenda: MEETINGS, EVENTS, MEALS
Keynote Speaker: RETIRED IDAHO SUPREME COURT JUSTICE: JIM JONES
Informative Workshops: TWO ISBA WORKSHOPS
Legislator Information: MEET WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS
February 19-20, 2018
Idaho Capitol Building 700 W. Jefferson St. Boise, Idaho
The Grove Hotel 245 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise, Idaho
ISBA Day on the Hill 2018
About This Event
Day on the Hill is an opportunity for board members to interact with other elected officials, to share with them the needs of our students and employees, and work with them to accomplish our shared goal of improved achievement for all students. It also provides a chance to learn more about how to best work with your local legislators to obtain a positive result while following the ethics laws in Idaho. This is your opportunity, as a school board member, to work with ISBA in reaching out to the Idaho State Legislature to preserve local governance while improving education across the State.
Table of Contents Welcome.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 Welcome from the ISBA President and ISBA Executive Director.
Keeping Track......................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Use these four resources to keep track of activity during this legislative session.
Two-Day Agenda....................................................................................................................................................................................5 Your guide to workshops, meetings, events, and meals.
Map of Downtown Boise.....................................................................................................................................................................5 The map shows the Capitol Building, The Grove Hotel, parking garages, and parking rates.
Monday Keynote Speaker...................................................................................................................................................................6 Retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones
Legislative Process..........................................................................................................................................................................7-11 A Guide to Building Good Legislative Relationships
Resolutions.....................................................................................................................................................................................12-15 Anatomy of a Bill................................................................................................................................................................................ 16 A diagram of the components that make up a bill.
Committee Meetings........................................................................................................................................................................ 17 Summer Leadership Institute........................................................................................................................................................ 17 Make Connections............................................................................................................................................................................. 18 Meet with your Legislators to discuss issues impacting your district or charter, followed by the Legislative Luncheon.
Key Talking Points............................................................................................................................................................................. 19 Use these talking points and tips as a guide for discussing the issues with your Legislators.
Map of Idaho Districts..................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Use this map to find your Legislators based on where you live.
Tuesday Workshops .......................................................................................................................................................................... 21 Successful Labor Negotiations â€˘ Public School Finance 101
Contact Your Legislators.......................................................................................................................................................... 22-23 ISBA Annual Convention - Save The Date................................................................................................................................. 23 ISBA Day on the Hill â€˘ Page 2
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Welcome to the 27th Annual ISBA Day on the Hill (DOTH). We are pleased to see so many of you here advocating for public education in Idaho and your local school district or charter school. We hope you will enjoy the next couple of days with us in Boise. In addition to the presentations ISBA will make to the House and Senate Education Committees, we have the distinct pleasure of hearing from retired Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones. On Tuesday, you will have an opportunity to have lunch with your legislators. Finally, at the conclusion of DOTH, we have two great workshops. The purpose of the lunch with your legislators is to discuss the things that are impacting your district or charter and to encourage their vote on key issues, especially those related to resolutions that have been passed by ISBA. Prior to lunch, you may want to review the ISBA priorities and resolutions found on pages 12-15.
Jim Stoor ISBA President
Our other workshops will be held after the lunch with Legislators and will help school board members understand the importance of public school finance and school negotiations. One workshop will focus on preparation, procedures, and strategies for successful negotiations. The second workshop will focus on fiscal responsibility as a major component of good school board governance. This workshop is intended for anyone interested in learning how Idaho funds its public schools and how to budget. If you have any questions while you are here, please feel free to ask any of our staff. We hope you find the ISBA Day on the Hill worthwhile and that you enjoy your stay in Boise.
Karen Echeverria ISBA Executive Director
Stay Connected With ISBA facebook.com/StandUp4IdahoPublicSchools
2018 ISBA Calendar Executive Board Meeting
Spring Executive Board Meeting
Summer Leadership Institute 2018
July - see pg. 17
Fall Executive Board Meeting
2018 Annual Convention
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R esources to F ollow the L egislative A ctivity
Published each week during the legislative session by the Idaho School Boards Association. It contains a synopsis of the weekly legislative happenings. The intent is to let you know what happened last week, what is expected to occur in the week ahead, and what activity is occurring with the ISBA resolutions. The link for each week’s edition can be found on the ISBA website as well as emailed out every Monday. www.idsba.org/member-services/advocacy/capitol-notes/ A WEEKLY PUBLICATION OF THE IDAHO SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION • 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Live Online Audio/Video Live streaming video of the House and Senate floor action and JFAC committee meetings, as well as live audio of House and Senate Committee meetings are available through Idaho Public Television website.
House & Senate Third Reading Calendars To catch floor debate and vote on a particular bill, you can monitor the bill’s progress on the Third Reading Calendar. Generally, the closer a bill is to the top of the Third Reading Calendar, the sooner it will be up for floor consideration. It is difficult to predict when a bill will come up for debate and vote because the Third Reading Calendar is often shifted and bills are considered out of order—this happens more frequently later in the session. Furthermore, debate on bills can range from a couple minutes to hours in length, depending on the nature of the particular bill.
House - https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/agenda/hcal/ Senate - https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/agenda/scal/
Grove Hotel guests can stay connected using WiFi password:
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Legislature’s Website The Idaho Legislature’s website is a tremendous resource for information, including: lists of House and Senate leadership, members, and committee assignments; House and Senate rules; contact information; legislation listed numerically or by subject; links to the Idaho Constitution, statutes, and administrative rules; publications; and information on the Legislative Services Office and Legislative Information Center.
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2-Day Agenda • M onday, F ebruary 19 • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Registration Open The Grove Hotel, Landing (2nd Floor) 1:30 - 2:30 PM Keynote Speaker Retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones The Grove Hotel, Ballroom (2nd Floor) 3:00 PM*
Senate Education Committee Meeting / P.17 Idaho Capitol Building Lincoln Auditorium WW02*
Dinner on your own or with your board
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T uesday, F ebruary 20 •
Registration Open The Grove Hotel, Landing (2nd Floor)
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Buffet Breakfast The Grove Hotel, Ballroom (2nd Floor)
House Education Committee Meeting / P.17 Idaho Capitol Building Lincoln Auditorium WW02*
10:30 - 11:45 AM
Meet with Your Legislators / P.18 Accompany your Legislators to the Legislative Luncheon.
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Legislative Luncheon The Grove Hotel, Ballroom (2nd Floor)
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Workshop Option 1
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Workshop Option 2
Successful Labor Negotiations The Grove Hotel, Ivy Room (2nd Floor)
Public School Finance 101
The Grove Hotel, Ballroom (2 Floor)
* Time or location may change slightly to accommodate Committee’s agenda. The Flicks
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ISBA’s Government Affairs Committee & Advocacy
Monday Keynote Retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice
Who is on the GAC?
The membership of the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is outlined in the ISBA bylaws. The members of the GAC are the four ISBA Officers and the Chair of each of our nine regions. If the Chair of any Region is unable to attend any meeting, the Vice Chair may sit in as a voting member. In addition, the President may ask Vice Chairs to sit on the GAC rather than the Chairs so as to have a balance of large and small district representation. While not members of the GAC, the Executive Director, Chief Deputy, and Government Affairs Director, act as advisors to the GAC.
1:30 - 2:30 PM Monday, February 20 The Grove Hotel, Ballroom (2nd floor)
A Lifetime of Learning: Jim Jones received his license to practice law in Idaho in 1967. During the last 50 years, he has spent half of that time in private law practice and the other half in public service: the Army, as State Attorney General, and on the Idaho Supreme Court. During this keynote, he will tell how he was inspired to public service, how it has been a valuable and continuing learning experience, and why it is important for today’s students to be knowledgeable about and engage in public affairs.
Brad Little Retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice
How Does the GAC Stay on Top of the Issues? During the Legislative Session, the GAC meets via teleconference every Friday afternoon at 1 pm. During that meeting the GAC discusses any legislation that was printed during the week. If ISBA needs to take a formal position on any legislation, the GAC will vote on that issue. The GAC also discusses what needs to be done with any resolutions – whether legislation needs to be drafted, negotiated, and/or brought before the Legislature. Any decision or vote made by the GAC provides the necessary guidance to staff and lobbyists as to how to proceed. Toward the end of the Legislative Session, legislation moves at a faster pace than earlier in the Session. As such, the GAC may meet more often.
Thank you to our Sponsors! ISBA thanks Idaho Ed News.org and Idaho Correctional Industries for their sponsorship of the ISBA Day on the Hill. Their generous suppport is vital to the ISBA’s continuing efforts to provide a quality experience for attendees.
What Does Advocacy Mean? The board serves as the advocate for educational excellence for the community’s youth and puts those interests first. One of the Standards of ISBA is Advocacy. It is defined as championing the vision for a thorough and efficient system of public education. The following are additional ways you can advocate as a school board member:
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Attend events in your district or charter. Keep current. Make a point of participating in training so you can be knowledgeable. Thank everyone involved in an advocacy effort. Whether it’s a personal letter, a party, or plaque, a thank you is powerful. Don’t give up! Advocacy is about persistence.
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Legislative process • A guide for building good legislative relationships •
The Composition of the Idaho Legislature Idaho is divided into 35 legislative districts and each district elects one Senator and two Representatives. Idaho legislators are first and foremost citizen legislators, who have their own lives and livelihoods away from the Capitol Building. The Idaho Legislature’s real strength as an institution is derived from the diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and individual talents of the men and women who choose public service on behalf of the Idahoans they represent. Qualifications for Members of the Idaho Legislature Under the Idaho Constitution, Representatives and Senators must be citizens of the United States, registered to vote in the State of Idaho, and residents of their legislative districts for at least one year prior to election. Members of the Legislature must also reside in their respective districts during their terms of office. Term of Office for Legislators All members of the Idaho Legislature serve two-year terms. They are elected at the general election held in November of even-numbered years. The terms of legislators commence on December 1, following the election. There is no restriction to the number of terms legislators may serve.
Special thanks to the LEGISLATIVE SERVICES OFFICE for sharing this information with ISBA.
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ISBA Day on the Hill 2018 Sessions of the Idaho Legislature The Idaho Legislature convenes in regular session each year at noon on the Monday on or nearest to January 9. In election years, an “organizational session” is held the first week in December where members are sworn in, desks are selected,
party leadership is chosen, and members receive their committee assignments. During the session, the House and Senate convene in joint session for the Governor’s State of the State and Budget Address. Formerly separate speeches,
the two have been combined in a single speech in recent years. Extraordinary or “special” sessions are convened by the Governor and are held to address specific issues outlined in the Governor’s call. These sessions are limited to a maximum of twenty days in length.
• T he R oles of the P residing O fficers and L egislative L eadership • The presiding officers in the Idaho Legislature are the Lieutenant Governor, who is President of the Senate by constitutional designation, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Roles in the Senate
Roles in the House
Lieutenant Governor: President of the Senate: Article IV, Section 13, of the Idaho Constitution, designates the Lieutenant Governor as President of the Senate. The Lieutenant Governor, elected to a term of four years, is not technically a member of the Senate, but rather is its presiding officer. The Lieutenant Governor does not participate in the Senate’s debate or its committee procedures, but does vote when a tie occurs.
Speaker of the House: The Speaker is elected by the vote of the members of the House. Unlike the President of the Senate (Lieutenant Governor), the Speaker is a member of the House, and he or she does vote and may participate in its proceedings. The Speaker presides over the House, rules on points of order, refers bills to committees, appoints committee members and chairmen, and presides at Joint Sessions of the Legislature. The Speaker may leave the Chair and appoint a member of the House to preside, so that he or she may debate a bill, but not for a longer period of time than one day.
President Pro Tempore: The Senate elects this top leadership position. The Pro Tem serves as the chief administrative officer of the Senate and, in the absence of the Lieutenant Governor, in the capacity of President. The Pro Tem is the leader of the majority party in the Senate and provides significant input into the body’s decision-making process on a day-to-day basis, including assignment of bills to committees. Senate Majority Leaders: In addition to the President Pro Tempore, the Senate majority leadership consists of the majority leader, the assistant majority leader and the majority caucus chairman. The majority leader actively participates in the proceedings of the Senate by speaking for those bills supported by his or her party and working against those opposed by it. The assistant majority leader supports the majority leader by keeping party members informed and by lining up support for party votes. The majority caucus chairman is the presiding officer when the Senate majority party holds a caucus. Senate Minority Leaders: The Senate minority leadership consists of the minority leader, the assistant minority leader, and the minority caucus chairman. Their duties and functions are comparable to those of the majority party leadership in terms of leading debate and setting party strategy.
House Majority Leaders: In addition to the Speaker of the House, majority party leadership in the House of Representatives consists of the majority leader, the assistant majority leader, and the majority caucus chairman. The Speaker cannot engage in partisan debate from the chair, so the majority leader, being second in position to the Speaker, makes many of the majority party’s motions on the floor. The majority leader’s efforts are supported by the assistant majority leader. This person performs the same function as his or her counterpart in the Senate, supporting the majority leader by keeping their party’s members informed and by lining up support for party votes. The majority caucus chairman presides when the House majority party meets in caucus. House Minority Leaders: The House minority leadership consists of the minority leader, the assistant minority leader, and the minority caucus chairman. Their duties and functions are generally comparable to those of the majority party leadership of the House.
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ISBA Day on the Hill 2018 Senate Order of Business 1.
Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
Reading and Correction of Journal
Reading of Communications
Presentation of Petitions, Resolutions, and Memorials
Reports of Standing Committees
Reports of Special Committees
Consideration of Messages from the Governor
Consideration of Messages from the House of Representatives
10. Motions and Consideration of Petitions, Resolutions, and Memorials 11. Introduction, First Reading and Reference of Bills, House Petitions, Resolutions, and Memorials 12. Second Reading of Bills 13. Third Reading of Bills 14. Consideration of General Calendar 15. Miscellaneous Business
House of Representatives Order of Business
• T he committee system • Committees are the work engines of the Idaho Legislature, providing the public an opportunity for direct participation in the legislative process. Committees act as “mini-legislatures” where contending views are aired from various interest groups, experts, and individual citizens. There are ten “standing” or permanent committees in the Senate and fourteen standing committees in the House of Representatives. Committee assignments are made by the Speaker of the House or Senate Pro Tem usually according to seniority and the preferences of individual members. Committee meeting agendas are updated daily on the Idaho Legislature’s website at: www.legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/agenda.htm. Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC): The Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees meet as the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) to develop the state budget. Meeting every morning through most of the legislative session, JFAC members review the executive budget and budget requests from each state department, agency, and institution, including requests for construction of capital improvements. JFAC’s recommendations on agency budgets are submitted to the Legislature in the form of appropriation bills that rarely fail to be approved by the full Legislature.
Senate Committees: House Committees:
• Agricultural Affairs
Prayer by the Chaplain, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance
• Commerce & Human Resources
Approval of Journal
Consideration of Messages from the Governor and the Senate
• Health & Welfare
Reports of Standing Committees
Reports of Select Committees
Motions, Memorials, and Resolutions
Introduction, First Reading, and Reference of Bills and Joint Resolutions
First Reading of Engrossed Bills
• Judiciary & Rules • Local Government & Taxation • Resources & Environment • State Affairs • Transportation
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• Agricultural Affairs • Appropriations • Business • Commerce & Human Resources • Education • Environment, Energy & Technology • Health & Welfare • Judiciary, Rules, & Administration • Local Government • Resources & Conservation • Revenue & Taxation • State Affairs • Transportation & Defense • Ways & Means
ISBA Day on the Hill 2018 • H ow a B ill B ecomes Law • A bill is a proposal for the enactment of a new law, amendment or repeal of an existing law, or appropriation of public money. Bills may originate in either the House or Senate, with the exception of revenue raising bills, which must begin in the House.
First Reading The bill is read the first time on the floor of the chamber of origination and then is referred to a committee for printing. After the bill is printed, it is reported back and referred to a standing committee by the Speaker.
It must be passed by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature and be signed into law by the Governor. If the Governor vetoes a bill, it can become law if passed again by a two-thirds majority of those present in each house. A bill can also become law without the Governor’s signature if it is not vetoed within five days (Sundays excepted) after presentation to the Governor. After the Legislature adjourns “sine die,” the Governor has ten days to veto or sign a bill.
Reports of Standing Committees Each committee to which a bill is referred conducts a study of all information that may help the committee determine the scope and effect of the proposed law. Studies may include research, hearings, expert testimony, and statements of interested parties. A bill may be reported out of committee with one of the following recommendations: 1. Do pass. 2. Without recommendation. 3. To be placed on General Orders for Amendment. 4. Do not pass. (Bills are seldom released from committee with this recommendation.) 5. Withdrawn with the privilege of introducing another bill. 6. Referred to another standing committee.
Before the final vote on a bill, it must be read on three separate days in each house. Two-thirds of the members of the house where the bill is pending may vote to dispense with this provision. Introduction A bill may be introduced by a member, a group of members, or a standing committee. After the 20th day of the session in the House and the 12th day in the Senate, bills may be introduced only by committee. After the 35th day bills may be introduced only by certain committees. In the House: State Affairs, Appropriations, Education, Revenue and Taxation, and Ways and Means Committee. In the Senate: State Affairs, Finance, and Judiciary and Rules. The original bill and fifteen copies are presented to the Chief Clerk who assigns the bill a number. The bill is then introduced by being read on the Order of Business “Introduction and First Reading of Bills.” Bills that have been passed by the other House are received and placed on the same Order of Business and treated in the same manner as new bills.
If a committee reports a bill out and does not recommend that the bill be amended or other action to keep it from going to the floor, the bill is then placed on second reading. Many bills are not reported out by committees and “die in committee.” Special rules of the House apply when the committee does not desire to report out a bill for consideration by the entire House. Second Reading When a bill is reported out of committee, it is placed on the second reading calendar and is read again. The following legislative day, the bill is automatically on third reading unless other action has been taken.
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Third Reading The Clerk is required to read the entire bill section by section when it is on the Order of Business, “Third Reading of Bills.” It is normal procedure, however, for the members to dispense with this reading at length. It is at third reading that the bill is ready for debate and the final vote on passage of the bill is taken. Each bill is sponsored by a member who is known as the “floor sponsor” and who opens and closes debate in favor of passage of the bill. After debate has closed, House members vote on the electronic voting machine. Each member present can cast either an “aye” or “nay” vote. A bill is passed by a majority of those present. If a bill fails to pass, it is filed by the Chief Clerk. If the bill is passed, it is transmitted to the Senate where it goes through a similar process. Senate Action on House Bills After the final action by the Senate on a House bill, it is returned to the House with a message explaining the Senate’s action. The message is read to the House. If the bill passed the Senate without amendment, it is enrolled by the House Judiciary, Rules, and Administration Committee, signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate and transmitted to the Governor for his action. Committee of the Whole When a printed bill is to be amended, it is referred to the Committee of the Whole for amendment. At the proper Order of Business, the House resolves itself into the Committee of the Whole House and the entire membership sits as one committee to consider changes to both House and Senate bills. When a House bill has been amended by the Committee of the Whole, and the amendment(s) accepted by the House, it is referred to the engrossing committee. Amendments are inserted into the bill and the engrossed bill is then placed back on the calendar to be considered as a new bill.
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Governor’s Action After receiving a bill passed by both the House and Senate, the Governor may: Approve the bill by signing it within five days after its receipt (except Sundays), or within ten days after the Legislature adjourns at the end of the session (“sine die”). 2. Allow the bill to become law without his approval by not signing it within the five days allowed. 3. Disapprove (veto) the bill within five days and return it to the house of origin giving his reason for disapproval, or within ten days after the Legislature adjourns “sine die.”
A bill may become law over the Governor’s veto if both houses vote to override the veto by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present in each house.
When a bill is approved by the Governor or becomes law without his approval or over his veto, it is transmitted to the Secretary of State for assignment of a chapter number in the Idaho Session Laws. Most bills become law on July 1, except in the case of a bill containing an emergency clause or other specific date of enactment. The final step is the addition of new laws to the Idaho Code, which contains all Idaho law.
• T estifying before legislative committees • Committee hearings provide the opportunity for individuals interested in a particular bill to testify about the proposed legislation. Committee hearings follow the guidelines and protocol outlined below. Legislators want to hear what you have to say and they greatly appreciate the input and assistance you provide. Before the Committee Hearing Find out when and where your bill(s) will be heard. You may do so by contacting the Legislative Information Center (208332-1000) or by checking the legislative web page at www.legislature.idaho.gov for daily committee agendas when the Legislature is in session. Read the bill and carefully plan your testimony. The bills are available online, arranged numerically and by topic, at: https://legislature.idaho.gov/ sessioninfo/2018/legislation/ You will be more effective getting your message across if you have prepared your testimony in writing for distribution to committee members. You can then orally summarize your points to conserve time. At the Committee Hearing Be early and be prepared to wait. Many
committees meet upon adjournment of the House or Senate, which means that you may have to wait for legislators to finish their business on the floor.
answering a question, always address your answer through the chair: “Mr. (or Madam) Chair, and Representative Smith, I appreciate your question...”
Sign-up sheets are available at all committee hearings. Be sure to sign your name when you arrive, indicate your position on the legislation and whether you desire to testify.
Be courteous and brief, and try not to repeat testimony offered by previous speakers. Don’t be offended if legislators come and go during a meeting. They have other commitments including the need, at times, to present information in other committee hearings occurring simultaneously.
The chair will announce when a particular bill is coming before the committee for consideration and the bill’s sponsor is the first to speak. After testimony from the sponsor, the chair will ask to hear from those who have indicated on the sign-up sheet that they wish to testify about the particular bill. Begin your testimony by addressing the chair and committee members. State your name, address, who you represent if you are testifying on behalf of a group, and why you are there. For example: “Mr. (or Madam) Chair, members of the committee, my name is Pat Q. Public and I’m from Emmett. I am in favor of this bill because...” Be prepared to answer questions from legislators. Respond to questions as best you can and don’t be embarrassed if you do not have a specific answer. When
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After You Testify Usually the committee will vote on the bill immediately following the hearing; however, sometimes the vote is postponed to give proponents and opponents time to work out a compromise, or if committee members want more information, or time to consider the legislation. If the vote on your bill is postponed and the Chair does not announce a date for further consideration, check back with the committee secretary about future scheduling. You are welcome to stay after the discussion on your bill and listen until the end of the committee meeting.
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The 2017 Resolutions that establish ISBA’s Legislative Platform in 2017 RETENTION OF RETIRED TEACHERS The legislative change would allow school districts to hire experienced retired certified staff under a one year contract to help fill positions due to the teacher shortage in Idaho. The Idaho School Boards Association will work with the Idaho Legislature to amend current law to allow school districts to employ certified teachers and administrators who are receiving benefits from the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho. Certified employees who have retired upon reaching the rule of 90 and the age of 60 years old would be eligible to return to full time work under a one year Retired Teacher or Administrator Contract. FUNDING SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION School districts facing rapidly increasing enrollment have only one option for the construction of new facilities – passage of a bond that places a burden on property owners. This resolution seeks supplemental mechanisms to fund school construction. The Idaho School Boards Association research, draft, and submit legislation that proposes supplemental mechanisms to fund school construction and maintenance.
REDUCING THE SUPER MAJORITY REQUIREMENT FOR APPROVAL OF SCHOOL FACILITIES BONDS There are desperate needs in the State of Idaho for improved and new school facilities and the State does not provide funding for these facilities. The State of Idaho is trying to raise student achievement and the quality of school facilities has an impact on that achievement. Many districts are trying to address their facility needs, but are having great difficulty achieving, or have not been able to achieve, the 66.67% approval vote for passing a facilities bond. Any reduction of this extremely high approval threshold would help provide better school facilities in Idaho. The Idaho School Boards Association work to reduce the super majority approval required for passing school facilities bonds.
REDUCE THE 2/3 MAJORITY VOTE REQUIREMENT TO A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN ORDER TO CONVENE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION Due to the likelihood of not always being able to have a 2/3 majority of members present, the Idaho School Boards Association should actively work to reduce the 2/3 majority vote requirement stated in Section 74-206, Idaho Code to convene in Executive Session to a simple majority. The Idaho School Boards Association work to reduce the 2/3 majority vote requirement to a simple majority in order to convene in Executive Session pursuant to Section 74-206, Idaho Code.
OPPOSITION TO AMENDING ARTICLE IX SECTION V OF THE IDAHO CONSTITUTION, KNOWN AS THE BLAINE AMENDMENT We oppose amending The Idaho State Constitution, Article IX, Section V, also known as the Blaine Amendment, for the reasons outlined above. Idaho already has substantial choice in its public school system. A voucher, tax-credit, or scholarship program will cause irreparable harm to the existing system of public schools and will likely harm overall student achievement. The Idaho School Boards Association opposes amending the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Article IX, Section V, also known as the Blaine Amendment, to allow public dollars to finance private or parochial education in the K-12 education system of the State of Idaho.
RURAL SCHOOL CENTERS Idaho rural schools are appropriated funds to provide special services and fill certified and non-certified staff positions based on enrollment that will not fund the full time position. These services could be efficiently and effectively provide by professional hired full time by a Rural Schools Center and then contracted by a district for the amount of service actually required. These contract services will increase student and district performance and efficiencies by providing highly qualified personnel. The Idaho School Boards Association will work with the Idaho Legislature to establish Rural School Centers and fund the overhead and administrative cost of the service center through the Idaho Department of Education’s budget.
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The 2017 Resolutions that establish ISBA’s Legislative Platform in 2017 SALARY BASED APPORTIONMENT FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES In the years since the State’s salary based apportionment formula was enacted, school districts have made significant changes in how they are run. The number and percentage of classified staff and technology specialists that manage a district’s human resources and technology operations has increased dramatically. The portion of the State formula that funds classified salaries and benefits was designed with custodians, school secretaries, and aides in mind. The need for highly skilled human resource specialists as well as professional business managers and technology specialists to manage the complex and technical aspects of a school district has changed the role for these classified positions. Districts now employee more professional business managers, human resource directors, network administrators, web masters, IT specialists, etc. and other skilled classified staff than ever before. Additionally, many of these professional and technical employees are hired to meet State and Federal mandated requirements, including reporting in the Idaho System for Educational Excellence (ISEE), the State’s Longitudinal Data System. This resolution calls for changes in the SBA formula to better reflect the need to increase the salaries and the number of FTE’s funded by the classified portion of the formula. The Idaho School Boards Association support changes to the salary based apportionment formula for classified staff designed to bring the percentage paid by the State in line with the percentage paid by districts for instructional and administrative salaries. This should be addressed with changes both to the base salary and number of classified staff provided for by the unit factor.
About ISBA Resolutions Resolutions adopted by the ISBA membership during the Business Session at the Annual Convention held in 2017 are currently serving as the ISBA’s agenda for the 2018 legislative session. According to the ISBA Bylaws, resolutions adopted by the membership are in effect for two years unless otherwise acted upon.
2017 ISBA Annual Convention / Business Session / Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho
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The 2018 Resolutions that establish ISBA’s Legislative Platform in 2018 EXCISION Section 33-308, Idaho Code needs to be significantly revised due to the hardship it is causing local district taxpayers and districts. The process allows a small group of individuals to effectively decide to increase taxes for the majority of taxpayers in an affected district without allowing them a vote. As a result of the random nature of the process allowed by Section 33-308, Idaho Code it is extremely difficult for districts to do short or long term financial planning. Additionally, the timeline for district consideration should be changed to allow much more time for both districts’ Boards of Trustees to research the impact of an excision petition and seek input from district taxpayers. The Idaho School Boards Association work to revise Section 33-308, Idaho Code due to the unintended consequences of disenfranchising district taxpayers and the unreasonably short timeline for districts to consider petitions. Section 33-308, Idaho Code should allow all district taxpayers, of both districts involved in an excision/annexation process, the opportunity to vote in an excision/ annexation election, not just a small minority. Allowing all district taxpayers in both districts the opportunity to vote in an excision/annexation election will protect all taxpayers from having their taxes increased without their permission. The potential excision of real property in the taxpayers’ district would reduce property value in the excision district and would automatically cause the remaining district taxpayers’ taxes to be increased. Also, the allotted time frame for both district to respond to a submitted excision petition should be increased to allow sufficient time to research the impact of the petition and to get input from district patrons as the current process unfairly penalizes taxpayers in the district impacted by an excision. EDUCATION ALLOCATION FOR OUT OF STATE TEACHERS This change in legislation would allow Idaho school districts to attract experienced out of state teachers without having to absorb the additional cost and free up monies at the district level. The Idaho School Boards Association work with the Idaho Legislature to amend Idaho Code to create a mechanism by which professional level out of state teachers may receive the education allocation.
CARD CHECK FOR NEGOTIATIONS In this year and previous years of negotiations, local associations have interpreted Idaho Code in the manner such that they did not have to have current signature cards for establishing representation. They have instead been using cards that were signed in prior years that included a statement that they were valid unless revoked by the employee. Idaho Code should be revised to prevent this practice and ensure that cards provided by the local education association for use in proof of 50% + 1 representation are signed on an annual, or at a minimum every other year, basis. The Idaho School Boards Association work to clarify that the signature cards provided by the local education association for use in proof of 50% + 1 representation are signed on an annual, or at a minimum every other year, basis.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS EXPERIENCE FACTOR Career and Technical Education is a large part of meeting the 60% Go On Goal established by the State Board of Education for Idaho. Due to the fact that qualified instructors coming from industry usually take a reduction in pay to enter the teaching ranks, this measure would honor the professional experience of CTE instructors and assist in funding a salary equitable to other experienced teachers. The Idaho School Boards Association should actively work to amend Section 33-1004A(2), Idaho Code allowing professional experience for CTE instructors to be allowable experience for funding purposes. The Idaho School Boards Association work to allow professional experience as an education factor when calculating funding for Career and Technical Education Instructors.
CONTRACTS FOR TEACHERS HOLDING AN INTERIM CERTIFICATION UNDER AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE Due to the need of school boards to hire individuals that are attempting to enter the teaching profession under Alternative Routes to Certification, public schools should not be required to issue Standard Teaching Contracts that exceed a one year period to these individuals. This change will place accountability on the individual to diligently pursue the requirements set forth in the Interim Teaching Certificate issued to them and not place school boards in statutorily protected contract disputes when the individual is not making progress towards the requirements necessary to receive a valid five year teaching certificate. the Idaho School Boards Association work to amend Idaho Code to include the requirement that Idaho public school districts, charter districts, and charter schools may only issue a Category 1 Standard Teacher contract to certified personnel working in Idaho public schools yet only holding an Interim Teaching Certificate under an Alternative Route to Certification.
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The 2018 Resolutions that establish ISBA’s Legislative Platform in 2018 MOVE SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE ELECTIONS TO NOVEMBER OF ODD YEARS For the past several years, the Idaho Legislature has considered legislation that would move school board trustee elections to the general election date in November of even years. The stated purpose for moving those elections is to increase voter participation. School board trustees believe that trustee elections need to remain non-partisan. The Idaho School Boards Association would like to work with the Legislature to find a date that would increase voter turnout and still provide trustees with a non-partisan election. In addition, should the election date move to November of odd years, school board trustees believe that the newly elected members should take office on January 1. This would allow new board members to be involved with teacher contract negotiations, budget setting, and continuous improvement planning for the following school year. The Idaho School Boards Association work with the Idaho Legislature to craft legislation to change the dates of school board elections to odd numbered years in a November general election and will oppose any effort to include such elections in even numbered years.
TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENT Changes to the methodology for reimbursing school districts for allowable transportation expenses has created a burden for school personnel. Extensive clerical work is necessary to identify and categorize the allowable reimbursement costs incurred by each district. Considerable time, effort, and cost is associated with ensuring each allowable expense is properly documented within the 50 percent and 85 percent categories to maximize the transportation reimbursement to the school district. Reimbursing all allowable transportation costs at a flat fixed rate of 85 percent will reduce the amount of clerical work required to submit reimbursement and other reports at the district level. Such a change would also simplify the audits conducted by the Idaho State Department of Education transportation program personnel. This resolution seeks to simplify and streamline transportation reimbursement to the districts. The Idaho School Boards Association work with the Idaho State Department of Education, Idaho State Board of Education, and the Idaho Legislature to amend Idaho Code to simplify and establish a fixed flat rate of allowable transportation expense reimbursement to districts at 85 percent.
K-12 FUNDING PRINCIPLES As recommended by the Governor’s Task Force for Improving Education, work has commenced that could change the funding formula for K-12 public schools. Having a standard of fundamental guiding principles provides a measure against which ideas can be weighed and evaluated. These funding principles represent the philosophical baseline of direction for funding public schools and address the areas of challenge for K-12 across the State. The Idaho School Boards Association work with the Idaho State Board of Education, the Idaho State Department of Education, and the Idaho Legislature to develop new funding mechanisms based upon the following principles: • Allow locally elected school boards to determine how to spend funding based on community needs and priorities; • Comply with the constitutional mandate for uniform and thorough schools; • Provide funding for facilities construction and maintenance; • Allocate funding based on enrollment; • Simplify allocation of transportation funding that recognizes fixed costs that are unique to each district; • Fund the career ladder and what might be developed in the future for experienced staff beyond the current cap of $50,000; and • Fund for high need special populations (examples include CTE, GATE, FRL, LEP, SpEd, Etc.).
DISCUSSION OF SALE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY WITHIN EXECUTIVE SESSION A school district must be able to discuss the sale of real property and its acceptance of counteroffers within executive session. If an interested party makes an offer on real property, a public agency needs to be able to privately discuss acceptable counteroffers without public knowledge of their final acceptable price. If these deliberations take place in open meetings, the interested party will make the lowest offer as discussed by the board. The Idaho School Boards Association work with the Idaho Legislature to amend Idaho Code to include language to allow deliberations on the sale of real property which is owned by a public agency within executive session.
PERMISSIBLE EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN SCHOOL BOND AND LEVY ELECTIONS Voters need to be able to be educated about proposed school district budgets, projects, and use of levies and bonds. School district personnel have the most complete set of details and they need to be able to answer voter questions and provide these details without advocating for specific outcomes in elections. The Idaho School Boards Association research, draft, and submit legislation that more clearly defines the permissible use of government resources and personnel to educate voters on the planned uses, amounts, and costs of proposed bonded indebtedness and levies.
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Anatomy of a Bill • example of a bill • LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO Sixty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2018
The chamber — House or Senate — in which the bill originated. Revenue raising bills must originate in the House.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 366
Bill number. House bills start at 1; Senate Bills start at 1000. Numbering resets at the beginning of the Legislature in oddnumbered years.
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE The committee or legislator(s) that introduced the bill.
The title. A brief summary of the bill. Article III, Section 16 of the Idaho Constitution requires that all subjects in a bill be expressed in the title.
Effective date. Bills go into effect on July 1 of the current year, unless a different date is specified.
1 2 3
AN ACT RELATING TO WORKER'S COMPENSATION; AMENDING SECTION 72-205, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE PROVISIONS REGARDING PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
SECTION 1. That Section 72-205, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
72-205. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT GENERALLY -- COVERAGE. The following shall constitute employees in public employment and their employers subject to the 9 provisions of this law: 10 (1) Every person in the service of the state or of any political sub11 division thereof, under any contract of hire, express or implied, and every 12 official or officer thereof, whether elected or appointed, while performing 13 his official duties, except officials of athletic contests involving sec14 ondary schools, as defined by section 33-119, Idaho Code. 15 (2) Every person in the service of a county, city, or any political sub16 division thereof, or of any municipal corporation. 17 (3) Participants in the Idaho youth conservation project under the su18 pervision of the Idaho state forester. 19 (4) Every person who is a volunteer emergency responder shall be 20 deemed, for the purposes of this law, to be in the employment of the political 21 subdivision or municipality where the department, agency or organization is 22 organized. 23 (5) Every person who is a regularly enrolled volunteer member or 24 trainee of the department of disaster and civil defense, or of a civil de25 fense corps, shall be deemed, for the purposes of this law, to be in the 26 employment of the state. 27 (6) Members of the Idaho national guard while on duty and employees of 28 or persons providing voluntary service to an approved Idaho national guard 29 morale, welfare, and recreational activity. No Idaho compensation benefits 30 shall inure to any such member, employee or volunteer or their beneficiaries 31 for any injury or death compensable under federal law. 32 (7) A community service worker, as that term is defined in section STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 33 72-102, Idaho Code, is considered to be an employee in public employment for 34 purposes of receiving worker's compensation benefits, which shall be the RS22438remedy for all injuries and occupa35 community service worker's exclusive 36 tional diseases as provided under chapters 1 through 8, title 72, Idaho Code. This legislation would person revise Idaho Code to provideinthat disbursement of liquor funds funded to the 37 (8) Every who participates a youth employment program community colleges beby authorized byfederal the Statemoney Board and of Education insteadby of athe Liquor 38 in whole or inshall part state or administered state or Division. 39 federal agency or a nonprofit corporation or entity. 40 (9) A work experience student, as that term is defined in section 41 72-102, Idaho Code, who does not receive FISCAL NOTEwages while participating in the 42 school's work experience program shall be covered by the school district's
The enacting clause, required by Article III, Section 1 of the Idaho Constitution to be on all bills.
The Idaho Code section, which is from Title 59, Chapter 9.
The body of the bill. Words being added are shown in underscore. Words being deleted are shown in strikethrough.
• S tat e m e n t o f P u r p o s e •
The Statement of Purpose is a brief summary of what the bill seeks to accomplish.
The Fiscal Note explains the financial cost of the legislation to the state and local governments.
There would be no fiscal impact to the state from this legislation.
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The RS Number is a tracking number assigned to a piece of legislation by the Legislative Services Office before its introduction.
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Senate Education Committee Meeting 3:00 PM * Monday, February 19
Chair Dean Mortimer (R)
Secretary LeAnn Mohr
Vice Chair Steven Thayn (R)
• (208) 332-1321
Sen. Chuck Winder (R)
Sen. Bob Nonini (R)
• Room WW39
Sen. Jim Guthrie(R)
Idaho Capitol Building • Lincoln Auditorium WW02 * *Time or location may change to accommodate the Committee’s agenda.
Sen. Lori Den Hartog (R)
Sen. Carl Crabtree (R)
• Room WW55
Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D)
• Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking (D)
• 3:00 PM
Find the agenda for this meeting at: https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/agenda/
House Education Committee Meeting 9:00 AM * Tuesday, February 20
Committee Members Chair Julie VanOrden (R)
Vice Chair Patrick McDonald (R) Rep. Hy Kloc (D) Rep. Paul Shepherd (R)
Rep. Sally Toone (D)
Rep. Judy Boyle (R)
Rep. Lance Clow (R)
Idaho Capitol Building • Lincoln Auditorium WW02 * *Time or location may change to accommodate the Committee’s agenda. Find the agenda for this meeting at: https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/agenda/
Rep. John McCrostie (D)
Rep. Barbara Ehardt (R) Rep. Ron Mendive (R) Rep. Ryan Kerby (R) Rep. Don Cheatham (R)
Jenifer Cavaness-Williams • (208) 332-1148 • email@example.com • Room EW49
Rep. Paul Amador (R)
Rep. Gayann DeMordaunt (R)
• Room EW41
Rep. Dorothy Moon (R)
• Daily / 9:00 AM
Rep. Scott Syme (R)
see you this summer!
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• Rigby: July 11th • Twin Falls: July 12th • Boise: July 18th • Lapwai: July 25th • CDA: July 26th
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Get to Know Your Legislators
Meet With Your Legislators 10:30 -11:45 AM * Tuesday, February 20 Idaho Capitol Building
*Time may change based on when the House Education Committee meeting concludes.
12:00 -1:30 PM Tuesday, February 20 The Grove Hotel • Ballroom (2nd floor)
(see map on page 20)
Some legislators may have more influence than others as they sit on more relevant committees, are members of the governing body’s power structure or leadership, or are considered experts in a particular area. When deciding which legislators to approach, always ask yourself “who can make or break this piece of legislation”? Policymakers who hold appointments on critical committees should be targeted first. After all, if your bill doesn’t make it out of committee, it will never be voted on. Committees that often consider issues that affect public education include the JFAC, Education, Health and Welfare, and Tax committees.
My Legislators are:
The more you know about a legislator or official, the more effective you can be in communicating the public education message and ensuring a successful outcome from your advocacy efforts. Use the four key talking points (opposite page) to guide your conversation.
How to Contact Your Legislators Capitol Mail (Legislator’s Name) Idaho State Legislature State Capitol Building P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0038 (House) 83720-0081 (Senate)
Legislative Information Center Tel: (208) 332-1000 or (800) 626-0471 Fax: (208) 334-5397 Hearing Impaired: (800) 626-0471 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: All mail, email, and faxes must contain your name and address to be processed
For a mini directory of legislators and committee members, go to: https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2018/Directory/Mini_Directory.pdf
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Key Talking Points One
executive session: sale of public property
Card Check for Negotiations
Currently, Idaho Code allows boards to discuss the purchase of public property in executive session but they cannot discuss the sale of public property;
Under the current law, school districts may require the local union to prove that they represent 50% + 1 of the teachers in the district.
When the Board discusses the sale of public property, they oftentimes want to discuss the sale price or the bottom line price that they will accept;
Discussing the bottom line sale price in open session allows all bidders to know what the Board will accept for a low bid. As such, most bidders will ask for the lowest price possible;
How and when the local education organization provides that proof is decided by both the local district and union. This legislation does not change that ability.
Current practice in most districts is that the local union obtains a signed card from the teacher when they first join the union. This legislation clarifies that the signatures must be obtained at least every other year.
This legislation also allows for the local education organization and the district to agree on a third-party entity when determining representative status.
This legislation was a collaborative effort between ISBA & IEA.
Allowing for the discussion of the sale of public property in executive session with a licensed real estate professional or attorney provides the Board privacy on the bottom line sale price.
Permissible Activities in Bond and Levy Elections
During the legislative session last year ISBA was successful in defeating legislation that would have significantly limited school districts ability to educate the public on bonds and levies. During those discussions both the Attorney Generals’ Office and the lead bond counsel in Idaho indicated that the language in this statute needed to be clarified. This legislation solidifies the ability for boards to educate the public on the need for their bond and levy without using public funds or property to do so.
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Have a plan of what you want to say. Tell the legislator what you want him/her to do and why. Make sure your points and solutions make sense, are consistent, and are within your authority. Provide a good rationale for your request.
Make it Personal
»» Make sure you can back up your statements. »» Share data that is yours. »» Be prepared to answer questions or defend your
position—think ahead about opponent’s position.
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2018 Idaho State Legislative Members . 64th Idaho Legislature . 2nd Regular Session 1
Sen. Shawn Keough (R) Rep. Heather Scott (R) Rep. Sage Dixon (R)
Sen. Steven P. Thayn (R) Rep. Terry Gestrin (R) Rep. Dorothy Moon (R)
Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D) Rep. Mathew (Mat) Erpelding (D) Rep. Melissa Wintrow (D)
Sen. Steve Vick (R) Rep. Vito Barbieri (R) Rep. Eric M. Redman (R)
Sen. Abby Lee (R) Rep. Ryan Kerby (R) Rep. Judy Boyle (R)
Sen. Chuck Winder (R) Rep. Joe Palmer (R) Rep. James Holtzclaw (R)
Sen. Robert P. (Bob) Nonini (R) Rep. Ron Mendive (R) Rep. Don Cheatham (R)
Sen. Jim Rice (R) Rep. Jarom Wagoner (R) Rep. Greg Chaney (R)
Sen. Clifford R. Bayer (R) Rep. Steven Harris (R) Rep. Thomas Dayley (R)
Sen. Mary Souza (R) Rep. Luke Malek (R) Rep. Paul Amador (R)
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge (R) Rep. Scott Syme (R) Rep. Christy Perry (R)
Sen. Lori Den Hartog (R) Rep. John Vander Woude (R) Rep. Jason A. Monks (R)
Sen. Dan Foreman (R) Rep. Paulette E. Jordan (D) Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy (R)
Sen. Todd M. Lakey (R) Rep. Robert Anderst (R) Rep. Rick Youngblood (R)
Sen. Bert Brackett (R) Rep. Christy Zito (R) Rep. Megan Blanksma (R)
Sen. Dan G. Johnson (R) Rep. Thyra Stevenson (R) Rep. Mike Kingsley (R)
Sen. Jeff Agenbroad (R) Rep. Brent J. Crane (R) Rep. Gary E. Collins (R)
Sen. Lee Heider (R) Rep. Lance Clow (R) Rep. Stephen Hartgen (R)
Sen. Carl Crabtree (R) Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R) Rep. Paul E. Shepherd (R)
Sen. Marv Hagedorn (R) Rep. Mike Moyle (R) Rep. Gayann DeMordaunt (R)
Sen. Jim Patrick (R) Rep. Maxine T. Bell (R) Rep. Clark Kauffman (R)
Sen. Fred S. Martin (R) Rep. Lynn M. Luker (R) Rep. Patrick McDonald (R)
Sen. Michelle Stennett (D) Rep. Steven Miller (R) Rep. Sally Toone (D)
Sen. Grant Burgoyne (D) Rep. John McCrostie (D) Rep. Hy Kloc (D)
Sen. Kelly A. Anthon (R) Rep. Scott Bedke (R) Rep. Fred Wood (R)
Sen. Maryanne Jordan (D) Rep. John Gannon (D) Rep. Sue Chew (D)
Sen. Jim Guthrie (R) Rep. Randy Armstrong (R) Rep. Kelley Packer (R)
Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking (D) Rep. Ilana Rubel (D) Rep. Phylis K. King (D)
Sen. Mark Nye (D) Rep. Dustin Manwaring (R) Rep. Elaine Smith (D)
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Sen. Dean M. Mortimer (R) Rep. Jeff Thompson (R) Rep. Wendy Horman (R)
Sen. Steve Bair (R) Rep. Neil A. Anderson (R) Rep. Julie VanOrden (R)
Sen. Mark Harris (R) Rep. Marc Gibbs (R) Rep. Thomas F. Loertscher (R)
Sen. Tony Potts (R) Rep. Barbara Ehardt (R) Rep. Bryan Zollinger (R)
Sen. Brent Hill (R) Rep. Ronald Nate (R) Rep. Dell Raybould (R)
Sen. Jeff C. Siddoway (R) Rep. Van T. Burtenshaw (R) Rep. Karey Hanks (R)
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Tuesday Workshops Successful Labor Negotiations Presented by: 1:30 - 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 20 The Grove Hotel, Ivy Room (2nd floor)
About this Workshop: District Preparation, Procedure, & Strategies for Successful Labor Negotiations
Anderson, Julian & Hull, LLP
Anderson, Julian & Hull, LLP
A review of applicable Idaho Laws relating to the negotiation process with local education associations as well as the practical considerations necessary to reach fair and equitable agreements within the District’s budgetary constraints. Legal discussion will include issues relating to the application of open meetings laws, minutes, and public records. Practical recommendations will address the importance of preparation, the sharing of complete and accurate documentation, the importance of the participants, and the understanding of each respective party’s objectives.
Public School Finance 101
1:30 - 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 20 The Grove Hotel, Ballroom (2nd floor)
Idaho State Department of Education
Idaho State Department of Education
About this Workshop: Fiscal responsibility is a major component of good school board governance. This workshop is intended for anyone interested in learning how Idaho funds its public schools and how to budget. Attendees will receive an overview of funding based on average daily attendance/support units, the transition of instructional staff salary apportionments, and the state payment distribution schedule.
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Contact Your Legislators: DISTRICT 1
Sen. Shawn Keough (R) • email@example.com Rep. Heather Scott (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Sage Dixon (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Scott Syme (R) • email@example.com Rep. Christy Perry (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Steve Vick (R) • email@example.com Rep. Vito Barbieri (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Eric M. Redman (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Todd M. Lakey (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Robert Anderst (R) • email@example.com Rep. Rick Youngblood (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Robert P. (Bob) Nonini (R) • email@example.com Rep. Ron Mendive (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Don Cheatham (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Mary Souza (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Luke Malek (R) • email@example.com Rep. Paul Amador (R)• firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Dan Foreman (R) • email@example.com Rep. Paulette E. Jordan (D) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Dan G. Johnson (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Thyra Stevenson (R) • email@example.com Rep. Mike Kingsley (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Carl Crabtree (R) • email@example.com Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Paul E. Shepherd (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Steven P. Thayn (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Terry Gestrin (R) • email@example.com Rep. Dorothy Moon (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Abby Lee (R) • email@example.com Rep. Ryan Kerby (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Judy Boyle (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Jeff Agenbroad (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Brent J. Crane (R) • email@example.com Rep. Gary E. Collins (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Marv Hagedorn (R) • email@example.com Rep. Mike Moyle (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Gayann DeMordaunt (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Fred S. Martin (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Lynn M. Luker (R) • email@example.com Rep. Patrick McDonald (R)• firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Grant Burgoyne (D) • email@example.com Rep. John McCrostie (D) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Hy Kloc (D) • email@example.com
Sen. Maryanne Jordan (D) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. John Gannon (D) • email@example.com Rep. Sue Chew (D)• firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking (D) • email@example.com Rep. Ilana Rubel (D) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Phylis K. King (D) • email@example.com
Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Mathew (Mat) Erpelding (D) • email@example.com Rep. Melissa Wintrow (D) • firstname.lastname@example.org
DISTRICT 10 Sen. Jim Rice (R) • email@example.com Rep. Jarom Wagoner (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Greg Chaney (R) • email@example.com
DISTRICT 20 Sen. Chuck Winder (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Joe Palmer (R) • email@example.com Rep. James Holtzclaw (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sen. Jim Guthrie (R) • email@example.com Rep. Randy Armstrong (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Kelley Packer (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Clifford R. Bayer (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Steven Harris (R) • email@example.com Rep. Thomas Dayley (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Lori Den Hartog (R) • email@example.com Rep. John Vander Woude (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Jason A. Monks (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Bert Brackett (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Christy Zito (R) • email@example.com Rep. Megan Blanksma (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Lee Heider (R) • email@example.com Rep. Lance Clow (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Stephen Hartgen (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Jim Patrick (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Maxine T. Bell (R) • email@example.com Rep. Clark Kauffman (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Michelle Stennett (D) • email@example.com Rep. Steven Miller (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Sally Toone (D) • email@example.com
Sen. Kelly A. Anthon (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Scott Bedke (R) • email@example.com Rep. Fred Wood (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Mark Nye (D) • email@example.com Rep. Dustin Manwaring (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Elaine Smith (D) • email@example.com
Sen. Dean M. Mortimer (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Jeff Thompson (R) • email@example.com Rep. Wendy Horman (R) • WendyHorman@house.idaho.gov
Sen. Steve Bair (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Neil A. Anderson (R) • email@example.com Rep. Julie VanOrden (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Mark Harris (R) • email@example.com Rep. Marc Gibbs (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Thomas F. Loertscher (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Tony Potts (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Barbara Ehardt (R) • email@example.com Rep. Bryan Zollinger (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Brent Hill (R) • email@example.com Rep. Ronald Nate (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Dell Raybould (R) • email@example.com
Sen. Jeff C. Siddoway (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Van T. Burtenshaw (R) • email@example.com Rep. Karey Hanks (R) • firstname.lastname@example.org
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