Fact Book – 2018

Idaho State Board of Education

Our state’s founders would be amazed at the size and complexity of our public education system today. We now have over 300,000 students attending our elementary and secondary public schools and over 100,000 enrolled in our public colleges and universities. Idaho’s education-related spending accounts for nearly 63-percent of our state’s entire budget. The purpose of this book, which we call The Facts, is to give taxpayers and policy makers a high-level sense of the return on investment we are all getting from the tax dollars we spend on education.