Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she’ll ask the Legislature for a $101 million increase to the public schools budget next year.
The Lewiston Tribune reports Ybarra made the announcement during a presentation at the Idaho State Board of Education meeting at Lewis-Clark State College on Wednesday.
If approved, the request would account for a 5.3% increase over the current year’s appropriations, bringing the general education budget for K-12 to just under $2 billion.
Ybarra said three priorities include boosting teacher’s salaries, funding early literacy efforts and college and career advising.
AP Only 2019