Idaho AG: Teachers Can Get Bonuses Earned Under Rejected Law

Nov 13, 2012

Idaho teachers who earned bonuses last year will still receive their checks, even though voters overturned performance pay in Idaho. The state attorney general's office made the call in a legal opinion released Monday. Jessica Robinson explains why it got so complicated.

The question was whether school districts can carry out part of a law even after that law is repealed.

A series of education measures had already been in effect for a full school year when Idaho voters rejected the laws last week. That left $38 million in teacher bonus pay in legal limbo.

Teachers and their union waged an expensive battle against Luna’s measures. The other laws restricted teachers’ collective bargaining rights and called for more emphasis on classroom technology.

Copyright 2012 Northwest Public Radio