Schools in Idaho Seek $485M in Bonds and Levies
Coming up on March 12, 47 of the state's 115 school districts around Idaho will be asking voters to approve over $485 million in Bonds and Levies. Here's a breakdown of what some of these school districts are asking for (via Idaho Statesman):
Vallivue - $65.3 million - This district in Canyon County is looking to build a third middle school since their two existing schools are "over or close to capacity." The money would also fund the $10 million needed to renovate the 48-year-old Vallivue Middle School.
Twin Falls - $10 million - The money would be used for textbooks and curriculum materials, plus security staffing, and more.
Kuna - $5 million - This money would be used "to cover 20 teaching positions, continue all-day kindergarten, retain school resource officers and purchase learning materials ranging from Chromebooks to musical instruments.
Cascade - $1.3 million - "This proposal would replace an existing $500,000-a-year levy."
Wilder - $1 million - This money would fund Canyon Owyhee School Service Agency which "provides special education and career-technical education for five rural school districts."
Garden Valley - $800,000 - "An increase from the existing $350,000-a-year levy."
Horseshoe Bend - $600,000 - The money would be used on "staffing, safety, and security improvements and other initiatives."
These levies and bonds will be on the ballot on March 12. You can see the full list HERE.