City Council to vote on resolution for Boise School Levy
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Mayor David Bieter and the Boise City Council Tuesday will consider a resolution in support of the Boise School District’s supplemental maintenance and operations levy set to go before voters March 13. The $14 million levy is slated to be used to maintain low class sizes and preserve quality programs – not for administrative costs.
“The Boise School District and the City of Boise are partners in many successful programs and projects, including three new community centers, the Mayor’s Council on Children and Youth and many more,” Council President Maryanne Jordan said. “By approving this levy, Boise residents can remain confident that their children will continue to have access to the best educational opportunities and healthy after-school activities to allow them to succeed.”
Due to state budget cuts and other circumstances, the Boise School District has been forced to cut $21.9 million from its budget over the past four years. The district is facing a $15 million annual ongoing shortfall beginning in 2012-13.