Idaho voters have rejected Proposition three, according to projections from the Associated Press.
Props 1 and 2 are still too close to call.
As of 2:15 a.m. Wednesday with 576 of 967 precincts reporting
Proposition 1 has 56% No, 44% Yes
Proposition 2 has 57% No, 43% Yes
Proposition 3 has 66% No, 34% Yes
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Proposition 1 is the legislation that allows local school boards to control their own negotiation processes with their teachers.
Any negotiated agreements and contracts would have to be brought up for discussion each year — eliminating perpetual contracts which roll over year after year. The proposition limits contract negotiations to strictly salary and benefits. Those negotiations and agreements would have to take place in a public forum. The last hired would not necessarily be the first fired, and tenure would be eliminated for new teachers.
Proposition 2 has been described as a pay for performance law.
Bonuses become available to teachers and administrators based on student performance. The performance is based off of student’s test scores. It also allows for teachers to get bonuses for working in hard-to-fill positions
Proposition 3 deals with technology and funding.
A laptop computer will be provided for all high school teachers and students. That will happen over four years beginning with teachers in Fall 2012. It also requires students to take two semester-long online classes to graduate. It also funds more ways for students to earn college credit while in high school.