Propositions 1 and 2 and 3 will be on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Idaho as veto referendums. The measures were filed in response to Education bills that were signed into law during 2011 state legislative session.
Proposal 1: Bargaining Rights Summary
Amends, repeals and adds to existing law relating to education to revise conditions relating to the employment of professional personnel by the board of trustees; to revise provisions relating to certain employment; to provide that a district may place certain employees on unpaid leave of absence; to revise provisions relating to contract categories; to provide provisions relating to grandfathered renewable contracts; to provide provisions relating to reductions in force; and to provide provisions relating to contract negotiations and establishing contracts. Full text can be found at http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2011/S1108.pdf
Proposal 2: Pay for Performance Summary
Referendum to approve or reject S1110; relating to education: revising Idaho Code by adding new section 33-1004I to provide and distribute in fiscal year 2013 state share-based pay for performance bonuses to certificated instructional staff based on a school's median student growth percentiles on state achievement tests and a school's median standardized score on state achievement tests and local share-based pay for performance based on student test scores, graduation rates, dropout rates, percent of graduates attending postsecondary education or entering military service, meeting federal "adequate yearly progress", number of students successfully completing dual credit or advanced placement classes; percent of students in extracurricular activities, class projects, portfolios, successful completion of special student assignments, parental involvement, teacher-assigned grades, and/or student attendance rates, and, in fiscal year 2014 and thereafter, in addition to the aforementioned bonuses, provide incentives for certificated instructional staff in hard-to-fill positions and leadership awards for certificated instructional staff who assume one or more of the following additional duties: instructional staff mentoring, content leadership, lead teacher, peer coaching, content specialist, remedial instructor, curriculum development, assessment development, data analysis, grant writing, special program coordinator, research project, professional development instructor, service on education committees, educational leadership and earning national board certification.
Full text can be found at http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2011/S1110.pdf
Proposal 3: Technology and Online Course Summary
Repeals, amends and adds to existing law relating to education to provide provisions relating to public school technology and online courses; to revise provisions relating to the Educational Support Program; to revise provisions relating to staff allowances; to revise provisions relating to the experience and education multiplier; and to revise provisions relating to obligations to PERSI and Social Security. Full text can be found at http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2011/S1184.pdf
A YES vote means you approve the legislation. A NO vote means you reject the legislation.
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