Governor Butch Otter has signed a bill that will fund operations for the Idaho Education Network through the end of the next school year.
The bill will allow legislative guide lines for the use of $3.64 million to the Idaho Department of Education which will be responsible for ensuring that vendors are paid to provide broadcast internet services to Idaho public schools that use the service.
The Governors office released a statement saying, “With this bill, the Legislature is sending a strong message to the people of Idaho that we will not let the education of Idaho’s children or this dynamic tool for preparing them for the future be sidetracked – as well as the opportunities for enabling even the smallest of our rural communities to fully participate in Idaho’s economic growth,”