After growing debt revealed, parents remain concerned, committed to Nampa Schools
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Ellie and Emma Calvert attend Nampa's New Horizons Elementary.
To help offset an even bigger budget shortfall the Nampa School Board voted Tuesday night to cut busing to and from this dual language school beginning this August.
This development concerns Ellie and Emma's dad about New Horizons future.
"The enrollment could drop in the school," Tracy Calvert said. "Honestly it's the school, New Horizons, that's keeping us in Nampa. If New Horizons no longer exists I think eventually we would move to the Boise area."
Tasha Hugo is a mother of four in the Nampa School District. She voted in support of the levy last week and she says she would still vote "Yes" knowing the deficit currently sits at $5.1 million.
"If the levy hadn't passed the deficit would have been much higher, much higher," Hugo said. "The conversations we would have been having would have been way bigger now. I supported the levy then, I support the levy now, I'd support it tomorrow."
According to Nampa Schools spokeswoman Allison Westfall, the current deficit could change as the budget process continues to be quite fluid.