As expected, the College of Western Idaho board of trustees announced Tuesday it would put a bond measure before voters this November to help fund a new campus west of downtown Boise and an expansion of the community college's Nampa campus.
The $180 million bond would cost taxpayers an estimated $22.31 per $100,000 of assessed value each year for 25 years.
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If approved, the funds would go toward what trustees called "the initial phase" of a Boise campus, to include high-demand programs such as two-year associate degrees, and career technical programs including information technology and management and business support services.
The proposed Nampa expansion would include a new health sciences facility offering training for nursing, medical and surgical technicians, and emergency response professionals. Other additions to the Nampa campus would include a "student success" center that would house a new library; organizations center; community meeting space; and offices for career counseling, financial advising and registration.
CWI officials said they would also like to expand programs for high-demand programs in agriculture, horticulture and truck driving.
Voters in Ada and Canyon counties will weigh in on the bond in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general election. Approval will require a supermajority (66/7 percent) of Ada and Canyon County voters to pass.