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Idaho CTE courses booming, but funding remains uncertain

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KOOSKIA, Idaho (AP) - Idaho education officials say the number of students enrolling in career and technical education courses is booming, but funding remains an issue.

The Lewiston Tribune reports Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter put together a Workforce Development Task Force last January to improve funding and delivery of the state's training programs to meet Idaho's growing demand for skilled workers.

This year, due to the failure of Congress to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools Act, which will gut more than $1 million from the Mountain View School District's operating funds, school district patrons are being asked to approve a levy of more than $3 million - more than double what it was last year.

Mountain View School District Superintendent Marc Scheibe says nothing is secure if the levy fails to pass.

Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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