BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – UPDATE: Two Idaho House Republicans are trying to save a bill to accept a $6 million federal preschool grant.
The original bill was killed on March 2 that would have allowed the state board of education to receive federal funding to support early childhood education.
"The state board announced jointly with the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children on Jan. 5 that Idaho had been awarded the grant. The announcement said the grant would allow Idaho to "build a mixed-delivery system for parents with young children."
The bill is expected to be brought up again when the legislature resumes the 2021 session Tuesday after a more than two-week break due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the House of Representatives.
ORIGINAL: State Representatives Paul Amador and Laurie Lickley are hosting an informational press conference Monday to discuss a federally awarded $6 million grant to support early childhood education in Idaho.
You can watch the press conference at 12:00 p.m. MST below.
The purpose of this informational press conference is to address some of the misleading, inaccurate and outright false statements in regards to the purpose, objectives and outcomes of this early childhood education grant.