Sen. Dean Mortimer has a $20.3 million plan to help schools cover health insurance costs.
Education groups are split on the idea. Depending on who you listen to, Mortimer’s plan could help schools attract and keep teachers. Or, it could exacerbate Idaho’s teacher shortage.
At some point, the Senate Education Committee will vote on the idea.
Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls, uses some complicated math to construct his Senate Bill 1096.