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Boise, ID: Story on teacher salaries includes note about "growing number of SPED students"

Jan 18, 2019, Boise Idaho Statesman: Idaho’s average teacher salary nears $50,000, increases by 3.4 percent this year https://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article224776710.html Idaho lawmakers passed the teacher salary "career ladder" in 2015. This year, they'll have to decide whether to fund the fifth and final year of the $250 million plan. Idaho's average teacher salary is up 12.5 percent from 2014-15, the year before the career ladder went into effect. … In Boise — a district that has long prided itself on harmonious negotiations with its local teachers’ association — the career ladder funding allows district and union leaders to focus on issues other than salaries. For example, that might mean a discussion about meeting the needs of a growing number of special education students, Deputy Superintendent Coby Dennis said.