If lawmakers pass a budget proposed Monday in Boise, starting teachers could see a bigger paycheck and public schools would see more money from the state.
The plan still needs house and senate approval, but it calls for a 4.6% increase in funding next year. It increases the minimum teacher salary from $30,000 to $35,000 a year. It moves the overall funding for Idaho public schools to $1.56 billion.
The plan does not shift money from teacher salaries to help pay for education reforms that were signed into law last year with support from public schools chief Tom Luna.