6 Valley Districts Go to Voters in March for More Money
March 11th, 6 Treasure Valley school districts will go to voters looking to pass levies to help operate district schools.
Nampa School District officials say crowded classrooms would get some relief if the $3.4 million levy passes and the district can hire more teachers. Two years ago the district mistakenly double counted revenue and overestimated other income. The budget errors led to Superintendent Gary Larsen resigning and the district having to tighten its belt. Faced with a $5.3 million hole, the district won voter passage of a $4.3 million levy and sold property to make up the deficit. Last year the district let go 46 teachers, cut back on sports and other programs as well as putting in a 2 week furlough to avoid creating deficit.
Meridian is asking for a $14 million levy a year for two years. Vallivue is presenting a $4.5 million annual levy for two more years. In Kuna, it’s a $3.19 million yearly levy for two years. Caldwell is hoping for a two year, $2.75 million a year levy and Middleton wants a two year, $1.31 million levy.