Nampa school board approves levy, asks taxpayers to help offset big budget blunder
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Tuesday night, the Nampa School District thinks its found a solution to fix a multi-million dollar math problem.
The school board approved a $4.3 million levy, putting its trust in taxpayers to help get the district out of a massive financial hole.
One parent is unsure whether she'll support the levy, citing the need for transparency from district leaders before she can vote "Yes."
"As a parent of four in the district," Melody Bingham said, I'm not sure I can vote for this because I don't have enough information about how we got here in the first place."
Mandy Simpson, a Columbia High math teacher, knows this decision may irk many citizens in the community, but she hopes the levy passes in order to enrich the futures of the thousands of students in classrooms throughout the district.
"Well, none of it's fair," Simpson argued. "This negligence shouldn't have happened period, but at the end of the day, kids need to be educated and the funding needs to be there to do that. For the future of this city, for the future of this community, for the future of our kids, I hope it passes. I hope it passes overwhelmingly."
The levy election is slated for March 12.