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State of Disrepair

Inside Idaho’s Crumbling Schools

Idaho spends less, per student, on schools than any other state. Restrictive policies created a funding crisis that’s left rural schools with collapsing roofs, deteriorating foundations and freezing classrooms.

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State of Disrepair

Idaho Legislature Takes Up Bill to Help School Districts Repair and Replace Buildings

The bill would provide $1.5 billion in new funding in a state where communities have struggled to pass bonds even as some students learn in freezing and overcrowded classrooms with leaky ceilings and discolored drinking water.

Local Reporting Network

State of Disrepair

Idaho Governor Proposes $2 Billion in Funding for School Buildings Over Next 10 Years

Gov. Brad Little cited reporting by the Idaho Statesman and ProPublica as he laid out his plan for a massive infrastructure investment in the state’s public schools during Monday’s State of the State address.

Local Reporting Network

State of Disrepair

Idaho Lawmakers Are Discussing a Proposal That Would Make It Easier to Repair Schools

For decades, Idaho’s high bar for school bonds has led to building conditions that students and teachers say make it difficult to learn. Amending the state constitution would help districts secure funding, but doing so won’t be easy.

Local Reporting Network

Idaho Resolution Would Aim to Lower Voting Threshold to Pass School Bonds

Idaho Hasn’t Assessed School Buildings for 30 Years. Students and Educators Helped Us Do It Ourselves.

Falling Apart

Idaho creó un fondo de $25 millones para reparar escuelas en mal estado. ¿Por qué nadie lo utiliza?

Idaho Created a $25 Million Fund to Fix Unsafe Schools. Why Is Nobody Using It?

Techos colapsados, baños sin servicio, salones inundados: dentro de las escuelas peor financiadas del país

Ayúdenos a informar sobre las deterioradas escuelas públicas de Idaho

Idaho: Help Us Show Readers and Officials Issues With Your School Building

Collapsing Roofs, Broken Toilets, Flooded Classrooms: Inside the Worst-Funded Schools in the Nation