September 8, 2005

School Facilities Lawsuit Preview

Who should fund Idaho's school buildings? Is it the sole responsibility of local property taxpayers or should the state help pay? After more than a decade of litigation, the State Supreme Court is poised to decide the issue.

Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests will look back at the problems that led school superintendents to sue the state and at how legislators reacted. They will also preview the questions to be argued before the Idaho Supreme Court on September 14th.

Guests include Stan Kress, Cottonwood School District Superintendent and President of the ISEEO, the group of school districts suing the state; Betsy Russell, Boise Bureau Chief for the Spokesman-Review; and Jerry Evans, former Superintendent of Public Instruction.