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March and August school bonds, levy elections could end

Posted: 12:21 PM, Feb 03, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-03 14:21:09-05
Chief Joseph Elementary School

BOISE, Idaho — March and August election dates school districts use to ask voters to approve bonds and levies would be eliminated under legislation introduced Monday.

The House State Affairs Committee voted to clear the way for a hearing on the measure brought forward by Republican Rep. Wendy Horman.

Horman said March and August elections draw fewer voters than May and November elections.

She said that allows a small number of people to make important decisions.

School districts ask voters to approve bonds to build schools and levies for ongoing expenses.

Democratic Rep. Brooke Green said the legislation could have “significant ramifications” for school districts. Horman said she had not talked with districts.