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– Teacher salaries, study
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 127
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TEACHER SALARIES - Stating findings of the Legislature and authorizing the
Legislative Council to appoint an interim committee to study specific
issues relating to teacher salaries in Idaho.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE SENATE
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 127
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO
3 APPOINT AN INTERIM COMMITTEE TO STUDY SPECIFIC ISSUES RELATED TO TEACHER
4 SALARIES IN IDAHO.
5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 WHEREAS, the education of our children is a top priority with Idaho's cit-
7 izens; and
8 WHEREAS, improved student achievement in Idaho's schools is an important
9 objective; and
10 WHEREAS, top quality teachers are the most important element of top qual-
11 ity schools; and
12 WHEREAS, the Legislature finds that the recruitment and retention of
13 highly qualified teachers is of utmost importance; and
14 WHEREAS, teacher salaries are important to the recruitment and retention
15 of highly qualified teachers; and
16 WHEREAS, there exists conflicting information on the relative standing of
17 Idaho teachers' total compensation as compared to that in competing states and
18 professions; and
19 WHEREAS, there exists a need to identify mechanisms to provide economic
20 incentives for professional development and retention of our best teachers;
22 WHEREAS, there exists a need to identify incentives to attract teachers to
23 hard-to-staff schools and fields of expertise for which shortages exist, such
24 as mathematics.
25 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
26 sion of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
27 sentatives concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to
28 appoint an Interim Committee to study issues related to public school teacher
29 salaries in Idaho, including mechanisms to provide economic incentives for
30 professional development and retention of our best teachers and incentives to
31 attract teachers to hard-to-staff schools and fields of expertise for which
32 shortages exist. The Legislative Council shall authorize the Interim Committee
33 to receive input, advice and assistance from interested and affected parties
34 who are not members of the Legislature.
35 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Legislative Council appoint not fewer
36 than four members of the Senate and four members of the House of Representa-
37 tives to serve on the Interim Committee.
38 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that nonlegislative members from those education
39 organizations that are most directly affected by policy changes affecting
40 teacher salaries may be appointed by the cochairs who are appointed by the
41 Legislative Council. Such nonlegislative members of the Interim Committee
42 shall not be reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other
43 expenses and shall not have voting privileges regarding the Interim
44 Committee's recommendation or proposed legislation.
1 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Interim Committee shall report its find-
2 ings, recommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the First Regular
3 Session of the Sixtieth Idaho Legislature.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This Concurrent Resolution would authorize the Legislative
Council to appoint an interim committee to study specific issues
related to teacher salaries in Idaho.
It is estimated the fiscal cost would be approximately $10,000.
Name: Senator Tom Gannon
Senator Gary Schroeder
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SCR 127