The Nampa School District, which saw a majority of voters approve a $4.3 million supplemental levy Tuesday, has called for a special school board meeting Monday, March 18, when trustees will still consider austere cuts.
This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the board will consider slashing funds to the district's dual-language program, ending transportation to the district's New Horizons school, and the possibility of school closures.
New Horizons provides an English-Spanish education but Interim Superintendent Tom Michaelson says the program requires hundreds of thousands of dollars that "the district simply does not have," according to the Press-Tribune.
Meanwhile, a special task force is recommending to the school board that transportation to New Horizons be cut, which would save the district more than $260,000. The task force also proposed that the board allow Michaelson "to research school closures," according to the Press-Tribune.
The special meeting is set for 7 p.m., March 18, at Nampa High School.