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H0017..........................................................by EDUCATION DEAF AND BLIND SCHOOL - Amends existing law relating to powers of the State Board of Education to provide for flexibility in payment of salaries for employees of the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind. 01/20 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/21 Rpt prt - to Educ 02/21 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/22 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/28 3rd rdg - PASSED - 68-0-2 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sayler, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Sali, Schaefer Floor Sponsor - Bradford Title apvd - to Senate 03/01 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Educ 03/15 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/16 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/23 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-0, 1 vacancy AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- (District 21 seat vacant) Floor Sponsor - Marley Title apvd - to House 03/24 To enrol 03/28 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/29 Pres signed 03/30 To Governor 04/05 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 258 Effective: 07/01/05
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 17 BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO POWERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION; AMENDING SECTION 33-3405, 3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR FLEXIBILITY IN PAYMENT OF SALARIES FOR EMPLOY- 4 EES OF THE IDAHO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL 5 CORRECTIONS. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 33-3405, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 33-3405. GENERAL POWERS OF BOARD. The board of trustees of the Idaho 10 Sschool for the Ddeaf and the Bblind shall have the following powers: 11 (1 .) To adopt rules and regulations for its own government and that of 12 the school; 13 (2 .) To employ a superintendent of the school, and, with his advice, to 14 appoint such assistants, instructors, specialists and other employees as are 15 required for the operation of the school; to fix salaries and prescribe 16 duties; andto remove the superintendent or any other employee for cause; and 17 to, at the discretion of the superintendent, allow all employees eligible for 18 benefits to elect to receive their salary on a year-round basis. Such a pay- 19 ment schedule shall not be considered a guarantee of employment; 20 (3 .) With the advice of the superintendent, to prescribe the course of 21 study, the textbooks to be used, and for those pupils who complete the 22 requirements for grade twelve (12), the time and standard of graduation; 23 (4 .) To have at all times, general supervision and control of all prop- 24 erty, real and personal, appertaining to the school, and to insure the same; 25 (5 .) To employ architects or engineers in planning the construction, 26 remodeling or repair of any building and, whenever no other agency is desig- 27 nated so to do, to let contracts for such construction, remodeling or repair 28 and to supervise the work thereof; 29 (6 .) To expend moneys appropriated, or otherwise placed to the credit of 30 the school for the maintenance and operation thereof, and to account for the 31 same as prescribed by law; 32 (7 .) To provide for the conveyance of pupils to and from the school, the 33 expense of such conveyance being a lawful use of the moneys available to the 34 board of trustees.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14509 Current statute does not allow the agency sufficient authority in payroll methodology and procedural controls to provide for a year-round benefits package and stable income for all its employees. This change is focused equally on its benefit to the employees as it is to creating stability for the agency. Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind invests significant resources in staff training in order to ensure the quality of hands-on service to its unique and sensitive clientele. Without the stability provided by these statute changes, an adequate, well- trained workforce cannot be reasonably assured and the quality and delivery of agency services to its primary clients is degraded. FISCAL IMPACT Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind will experience no increase over current salary disbursements or benefit load payments to each participating employee as a result of this change to year-round coverage. All projected costs, anticipated state salary increases, and personnel authorizations will be carefully managed to provide the required funding within the agency’s established budget limits. CONTACT Name: Harvey Lyter Agency: Office of the State Board of Education Phone: 332-1567 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 17