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1 Students Come First Overview

2 We have cut or shifted $200 million from the K-12 public schools budget over the past 2 years. Transportation: $ 7 million Maintenance: $20 million Technology: $9 million Classroom supplies: $5 million Textbooks: $10 million Gifted/Talented: $1 million Safe and Drug-Free Schools: $5 million Salaries and benefits: $80 million Discretionary: $55 million Early retirement: $3 million LEP Grants: $2 million IRI/Remediation/Math Initiative: $2 million Current Landscape

3 Idaho has used another $300 million in one-time money: Public Education Stabilization Fund - $100 million Land Board - $22 million Idaho Department of Education dedicated funds - $5 million Federal Government - $180 million Reliance on One-Time Money

4 It will take us 10 years to get back to the funding levels of FY2009. Reality

5 1.Continue to cut the current system. 2.Raise taxes on Idahoans to fund the current system. 3.Change the system to educate more students at a higher level with limited resources. Options

6 Student achievement is on the rise. –In 2007, 26% of Idaho schools made AYP. –In 2010, 62% of Idaho schools made AYP. –The national Center on Innovation & Improvement published a case study, Transforming a Statewide System of Support: The Idaho Story, detailing our successes for other states. Student Achievement

7 Idaho Reading Initiative: –Investment: $40 million over past 10 years to bring students up to grade level in reading by the end of 3 rd grade –Result: In 2007, 66% of students were on grade level in reading by the end of 3 rd grade. In 2010, 77% of 3 rd graders are on grade level. Reason for Success

8 Idaho Math Initiative: –Investment: $11 million since 2007 to raise student achievement in mathematics –Result: Students are performing better in math. Now, only 8 states are outperforming Idaho students in math. Reason for Success

9 ISAT Remediation: –Investment: $20 million over the past 4 years to help students who struggle –Result: More students than ever are reaching grade level or above on our statewide assessment. Our progress is evident by our increase in schools making AYP. Reason for Success

10 The goal is to educate more students at a higher level with limited resources. Student Come First

11 House and Senate Education Committees approved rule in January. 42 states have approved the Common Core Common Core in subjects of math, English language arts in grades k-12. Idaho part of Smarter-Balance Assessment Consortium. Common Core

12 Student Come First: Three Pillars

13 Declaration of financial emergency is no longer necessary because this bill makes the flexibility permanent. Phasing out tenure (Teachers who already have tenure grandfathered in) New contracts: o Category A- Limited one year for first or greater years of continuous employment o Category B- Limited two year contract for four or more years of continuous employment At least 50% of teacher and administrator evaluations based on growth in student achievement Parent input on teacher and school-based administrator evaluations Seniority eliminated as a criterion in reduction in force SB 1108- Labor & Entitlements

14  Negotiations must be in open session.  Limits collective bargaining to salary and benefits  Elimination of “evergreen”  Local education organization must represent majority of employees to negotiate.  Building principals have the authority to select new staff at school level.  Liability insurance options disclosed to all employees SB 1108- Labor & Entitlements

15 Three areas for teachers to earn additional pay: leadership, hard to fill positions and student achievement results with a focus on growth. Bonuses to certificated instructional employees for leadership and those employed in hard-to-fill positions begin in Fiscal Year 2014. Bonuses to certificated employees for student growth and achievement. Payments beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, based on 2011-2012 school year results. 5% of certificated district office staff’s pay is tied to student growth, beginning with contracts signed on or after 7/1/11. SB 1110- Pay-for-Performance

16 Raise minimum salary to $30,000 Funding for 3 rd year of math and science graduation requirements Dual credit courses for students completing state high school graduation requirements before their senior year Mobile computing devices will be provided to high school teachers beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. Mobile computing devices will be provided to high school students beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Professional development on use of mobile computing devices and integration into curriculum Taskforce to study and develop plans for implementation of one to one mobile computing devices and online courses SB 1184- Modernization, Reform, and Transparent Accountability

17 School districts may use up to 15 percent of instructional staff allowance to pay for virtual education or to pay another district for instructional services. Parents can enroll students in an online course with or without the permission of the school district or charter school, beginning with 2012-2013 classes. The State Board of Education will consider an online course requirement for the Class of 2016 and digital citizenship standards. IDLA funding floor of $3.5 million for FY13 and FY14 SB 1184- Modernization, Reform, and Transparent Accountability

18 Advanced classroom technology: Wi-fi Hardware Instructional software, Professional development, $13 million in funding Includes $10 million in software, hardware $3 million for professional development SB 1184- Modernization, Reform, and Transparent Accountability

19 Fiscal report card for every school district and public charter school on SDE website School districts must make their annual budgets and master agreements readily available online. Colleges and universities can open charter high schools. SB 1184- Modernization, Reform, and Transparent Accountability

20 Fractional Average Daily Attendance (ADA) enacted beginning in 2012-2013 school year Reallocation of salary-based apportionment -- FY12: 1.67% -- FY13: 4.05% -- FY14: 6.30% -- FY15: 6.42% -- FY16: 6.21% -- FY17 and beyond: 5.74% SB 1184- Modernization, Reform, and Transparent Accountability

21 School districts have flexibility with Use-It or Lose-It –FY 2012: 7% –FY 2013: 9.5% –FY 2014 and beyond:11% HB 345- Trailer to SB 1184

22 Repeals 10% severance package in SB 1108 97% enrollment protection for one year only for 2011-2012 school year HB 315- 97% Enrollment Trailer

23  Funded high school graduation requirement for Idaho high school juniors to take college entrance exams, such as ACT, SAT or Compass  Extra funding for math and science graduation requirement  Retained Math Initiative, Reading Initiative, remediation, and LEP funding  No maintenance funding match SB 1206- Public Schools Appropriation

24 Spending authority for end of course assessments ($250,000) and statewide longitudinal data system ($900,000) SB 1173- Superintendent of Public Instruction Appropriation

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