Even though voters overturned the Students Come First laws, teachers who earned merit pay during the last school year can expect a payment by Dec. 15, the Times-News reports. The Idaho State Department of Education announced Tuesday that 499 schools around the state qualified to receive pay-for-performance money. A total of $38 million will go out Thursday to school districts and public charter schools. From there, it will be passed out to teachers. About 8 of every 10 educators earned bonuses, according to Tuesday's announcement. In a legal opinion made public Monday, Deputy Attorney General Andrew Snook wrote that there...

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