College of Western Idaho bond initiative on this November's ballot

Ada and Canyon County will vote on bond
Posted at 5:29 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 07:05:29-04

In November, Ada and Canyon County Residents will vote on a bond to fund campus development for College of Western Idaho. C.W.I. has grown from 1,200 students in 2009 to now serving more than 20,000 a year. College leaders are working hard to try and get the bond passed.


"We're looking at an expected growth rate in the next five to 10 years of getting to 35 to 40,000. If we're going to be able to serve effectively and efficiently to that many students, one of the things we have to have in place is the right kinds of infrastructure and support to make that happen."


Money from the bond would build a new health science building and student success center on the Nampa campus as well as fund the initial phases of an Ada County campus in Boise.


The estimated cost for taxpayers would be just over $22 per year for every $100,000 of taxable value for 25 years. The bond needs a two-thirds majority to pass.