Let's give Idaho families access to the education resources they need.
Millions of students nationwide are learning at home due to COVID-19 learning disruptions, placing new burdens on students and families nationwide.
But, here in Idaho, we’ve demonstrated there’s a better way to help students continue to learn, by crafting education polices around the needs of every student.
Idaho’s Strong Families, Strong Students program was an overwhelming success by providing flexible education funding directly to families--to allow students to have their education individualized and personalized.
Parents across the state embraced the program, with more than 31,000 applications submitted representing more than 80,000 students statewide!
For too long, education funding was centralized, limited, and failed to allow students to access education programs and material in addition to their existing school. That’s why I support the Strong Students program, so we can fund every kid’s education.
Every parent knows that every child is special and unique, that all kids learn differently, at different paces, and with different styles.
I urge the legislature to pass this legislation, to double down on the earlier success of the Strong Students program so we can enhance the education experience for all Idaho students.