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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 128 – Public schools, policy for future


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SCR128.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
PUBLIC SCHOOLS - FUTURE - States findings of the legislature, authorizes
the Legislative Council to appoint an interim committee to develop a
recommended policy agenda for the future of our public schools with special
emphasis on identified areas of concern and authorizes the Legislative
Council to allow the committee to appoint a nonlegislative advisory task
force comprised of representatives of specified institutions and interests.

02/17    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/18    Rpt prt - to Educ
03/02    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
03/03    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 27-6-2
      AYES--Andreason, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow, Danielson,
      Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hansen, Ingram, Ipsen,
      Keough, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder,
      Stennett, Sweeney, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
      NAYS--Boatright, Branch, Hawkins, King, Parry, Thorne
      Absent and excused--Riggs, Sorensen
    Floor Sponsors - Schroeder, Andreason
    Title apvd - to House
03/04    House intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff

Bill Text


 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 1998

                                      IN THE SENATE

                           SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 128

                                BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

 1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

 6        WHEREAS,  the  state of Idaho places its highest priority on the education
 7    of our children and the success of our public schools; and
 8        WHEREAS, annually the largest single state appropriation  is  for  Idaho's
 9    public schools; and
10        WHEREAS,  Idaho's schools have consistently provided solid, quality educa-
11    tional opportunities for our state's students; and
12        WHEREAS, the proximity of a new century and millennium provides an  oppor-
13    tunity  to  prepare  for the changing educational challenges before our state;
14    and
15        WHEREAS, student success will be defined in compellingly different ways as
16    our world continues to evolve from the industrial  age  into  the  information
17    age; and
18        WHEREAS, a number of excellent Idaho efforts are underway designed to pro-
19    vide  our schools with new insights and direction, including the Idaho Council
20    on Technology and Learning's statewide focus on  educational  technology,  the
21    emerging emphasis on teacher preparation programs and professional development
22    for  practicing  educators, the efforts of the Governor's Workforce Council to
23    improve and coordinate school and community partnerships, and  the  continuing
24    study  of  the legislature's committee on early student reading success, among
25    others; and
26        WHEREAS, the legislature believes there is a need for a  common  agreement
27    to be developed regarding the future of our state's public schools; and
28        WHEREAS,  the  state  of  Idaho desires its public schools to be second to
29    none in the nation.
30        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second  Regular  Ses-
31    sion of the Fifty-fourth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
32    sentatives  concurring  therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to
33    appoint an interim legislative committee charged with developing a recommended
34    policy agenda for the future of our public schools, with special emphasis on:
35        A.  Creating strong academic standards and appropriate accountability mea-
36        sures for Idaho students, grades 1 through 12;
37        B.  Providing quality early childhood education  to  ensure  students  are
38        prepared to learn upon entering school;
39        C.  Assuring  necessary  classroom  support  for  successful  teaching and
40        learning;
41        D.  Facilitating local control through effective community, parental,  and
42        educator involvement;
43        E.  Preparing,  attracting, and retaining talented educators who meet high
44        professional standards;


 1        F.  Ensuring an effective statewide structure and organization  of  educa-
 2        tional   leadership,  including  coordinating  and  integrating  currently
 3        fragmented efforts at school change; and
 4        G.  Creating a process to continually assess the needs of our  communities
 5        as  they  relate  to  the  knowledge  and skills which will be required of
 6        Idaho's students.
 7        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that:
 8        A.  A nonlegislative advisory task force may be created by  the  committee
 9        to assist in conducting research, reviewing the successes already achieved
10        in other states, and identifying expert resources for the committee;
11        B.  Such  an  advisory  task  force will include citizens with an interest
12        and/or expertise in public education;
13        C.  Such an advisory task force will be composed, at a minimum, of  repre-
14        sentatives of the State Board of Education, the State Department of Educa-
15        tion, K-12 public schools, higher education, parents, early childhood edu-
16        cation,  agricultural  and  other  resource  industries, technology enter-
17        prises, and other businesses;
18        D.  Members of such an advisory task force will  not  be  reimbursed  from
19        legislative  funds  for per diem, mileage, or other expenses and shall not
20        have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations and  pro-
21        posed legislation.
22        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee will deliver a report and recom-
23    mendations no later than January 15, 1999, to the First Regular Session of the
24    Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the State Board of Education, the Governor, and
25    the citizens of the state of Idaho.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


    This legislation authorizes the legislative council to appoint a committee 
    to undertake and develop a recommended policy agenda for the future 
    of our public schools.
                              FISCAL IMPACT
    Cost of this committee is estimate at $10,000
    Contact: Senator Gary J. Schroeder
            Representative Fred Tillman
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