CWI opposing zoning bill

Posted at 7:01 PM, Feb 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 13:45:18-05

The College of Western Idaho is opposing a bill that quickly made its way through the Idaho House last week.

The bill would create five zones in which CWI board members would be required to be elected from.

College of Western Idaho board members voted 4-1 to oppose the bill saying that they didn’t get a chance to weigh in and believes it would give too much power to the State Board of Education.

“People from eastern Boise, where three of the CWI board members reside, see things differently than someone from Kuna or Caldwell.  It’s important to diversify and make sure that we are giving education relevant to the opportunities that people are going to have a post-education,” CWI board member Mark Dunham explained.

Dunham explained that the college has not decided on they'll handle things moving forward.