UPDATE: Vallivue bond to face recount

Vallivue appears to pass bond by ultra-slim margin
UPDATE: Unofficial Results - Tuesday's local school bond & levy elections
Posted at 4:32 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 19:21:06-04

BOISE — UPDATE (March 13): Canyon County officials say a recount of the Vallivue bond election is slated for early next week.

Although often overlooked, school bond and levy elections can often be the elections that can affect a community or individual most directly.

On Tuesday, March 12, school districts across Idaho are hoping to convince voters to support their causes for either bonds or levies. With low turnout, the effect of a single vote for or against the proposals can make a big difference. The following is a list of districts hoping to gain votes:

Kuna School District: Voters are asked to renew a levy passed in March of 2017 which only lasted two years. It would provide an additional $2.5 million each of the next two years to add 20 new teachers, provide new technology and materials for classes and continue work done to enhance safety measures at the schools. Needs 50% + 1 vote.

Unofficial Results: Passed

58.1% - In Favor
949 votes

41.9% - Against
683 votes

New Plymouth School District: Voters will consider a supplemental levy in the amount of $350,000 for two years. The funds would be used to supplement the maintenance and operations of the school district. Needs 50% + 1 vote.

52.8% - In Favor
218 votes

47.2% - Against
195 votes

Payette School District: The district and its voters in Payette and Washington Counties will consider a bond not to exceed nearly $31 million. Officials say the measure is to pay for renovation and remodel of Payette High School, provide new facilities or new construction and renovate and remodel the West Side Elementary School. Needs 66.67% to pass.

Unofficial Results: Failed

49.4% - In Favor
566 votes

50.6% - Against
580 votes

Vallivue School District: It appears one or two people made the difference in the Vallivue School District. Unofficial results show a $65.3 million bond passed with 66.71% of the vote. It needed 66.67% to pass. With 2,421 people voting, it means just one or two votes led to the bond's passage. The money is pegged to be used to build a new middle school, remodel the existing middle school and buy land for future schools. Needs 66.67% to pass.

Unofficial Results: Passed

66.71% - In Favor
1,615 votes

33.29% - Against
806 votes

Wilder School District: In Wilder, the district asked voters for $200,000 dollars to pay its share of C.O.S.S.A. -- the Canyon Owyhee School Service Agency. Needs 50% + 1 vote to pass.

Unofficial Results: Passed

53.1% - In Favor
173 votes

46.9% - Against
153 votes