Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nampa School Trustees Say New Levy Needs to Go to Voters

Posted By on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM

When Boise Weekly sat down with the Nampa School District's Pete Koehler in November to deconstruct the struggles in the state's third largest school district, Koehler was quite clear about his recommendation that a supplemental levy put before Nampa voters in 2014.

And in a unanimous vote Dec. 10, the Nampa School District Board of Trustees agreed with Koehler, moving forward with a levy that could be put before voters as soon as March.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Koehler "made the case for a levy to the board at the work session, outlining the needs of the district and what funding will look like if a levy is not requested."

The Press-Tribune reports that the "tentative amount" discussed during the Dec. 10 session was $2.8 million, "but that could change based on feedback from the public."

"I have no expectation that we would go out to the patrons and say, 'Give us money, trust me," said Koehler, saying he wants to launch a "full public campaign" once an election date and amount are in place.

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