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HCR061....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION - Stating findings of the Legislature and requesting the State Board of Education, in collaboration with the State Department of Education, to gather input from all 115 Idaho school districts and to research and provide reports and recommendations to the Legislature; and requesting a change, if necessary, to a new rule regarding High School Redesign. 03/07 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/08 Rpt prt - to Educ 03/09 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/10 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/13 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Bradford & Kemp Title apvd - to Senate 03/14 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 61 BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND REQUESTING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCA- 3 TION AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONTINUE TO GATHER INPUT AND 4 CONDUCT RESEARCH ON HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGN AND CONSIDER CHANGES TO A NEW 5 RULE REGARDING THE SUBJECT IF NECESSARY. 6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 WHEREAS, we the members of the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth 8 Idaho Legislature agree that continuously improving the education experiences 9 and opportunities of Idaho's K-12 students is important; and 10 WHEREAS, we believe that the State Board of Education's 2005-2006 research 11 and subcommittee efforts have created a strong beginning for discussing 12 improvements for Idaho's High School offerings and provided further that we 13 believe that the research for this Rule has encouraged needed dialogue about 14 how to improve K-12 education and graduation success in Idaho and student 15 preparation for the future; and 16 WHEREAS, the Office of the State Board of Education's 2006 Pending Rule 17 Docket No. 08-0203-0506 (hereinafter referred to as "Rule") has been presented 18 to both the House of Representatives and the Senate Education Committees; and 19 WHEREAS, the March 1, 2006, Summary Report from the House Education 20 Committee's Ad Hoc Subcommittee on High School Redesign outlines the questions 21 remaining about the Rule and its implementation in the areas of funding and 22 budgeting concerns; general concerns outlined in five categories, curriculum 23 concerns and eleven additional areas of research; and implementation recommen- 24 dations that need to include budgets, district communication strategies, and 25 address fifty-two areas of implementation planning concerns; and 26 WHEREAS, we agree with the State Board of Education that there is a need 27 for redesign based on the requirements of this century's jobs for education 28 beyond high school; the needs for having a skilled and educated workforce in 29 Idaho; Idaho's high school to college entry rates; and on students deserving a 30 well-rounded, relevant and rigorous education. 31 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses- 32 sion of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and 33 the Senate concurring therein, that the Office of the State Board of Education 34 is requested, in collaboration with the State Department of Education, to 35 gather input from all 115 Idaho school districts and to research and provide 36 reports and recommendations in response to concerns raised. The requested 37 reports and recommendations are detailed in the fifteen page March 1, 2006, 38 Summary Report from the House of Representatives Education Committee's Ad Hoc 39 Subcommittee on High School Redesign compiled from the input from Idaho's 40 school districts and from House of Representatives and Senate Education Com- 41 mittee testimony. 42 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature welcomes a presentation of 43 responses to the feedback and concerns and upon gathering the necessary data 44 and information, if it is determined that changes need to be made to the new 2 1 rule, that the State Board of Education is requested to bring those changes 2 forward in the next legislative session.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 16202C1 Five Representatives, appointed by the Speaker, and three Senators, appointed by the Pro Tem, have met to compile findings from Idaho's District Superintendents and others regarding High School Redesign as presented in Pending Rule Docket No. 08 0203-0506 in order to overcome differences and address the concerns of Idaho's education stakeholders about this Rule. This Concurrent Resolution reflects the compiled findings and requests that the Office of the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education work together to address the findings reported in the March 1, 2006, Summary Report from the House Education Committee Ad Hoc Committee on High School Redesign, and to report back to the Legislature in the next legislative session. FISCAL NOTE There will be no fiscal impact to the General Fund. Contact Name: Representative Jana Kemp Representative Larry Bradford Phone: 208-332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 61