Treasure Valley voters approved some school bonds and levies

Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 20:43:06-04

Treasure Valley voters weighed in on the fate of nearly $400 million in school bonds and levies Tuesday.

The Boise School District passed a $172.5 million bond Tuesday by 86%. Officials are saying they may start four construction projects as early as June. The to-do list includes rebuilding six elementary schools and building a new elementary in Harris Ranch. It would also expand their Professional-Technical Center to offer electrical, plumbing and heating-air conditioning job-training classes.

The West Ada District got just over the 60% needed to pass a $160 million facilities levy. The levy authorizes the district to collect up to $16 million a year for the next decade. The cost for homeowners will be roughly 20% less than they are paying right now under the same levy, which expires this year.
The money will be used for building maintenance and upkeep.

The Kuna School District passed a $5 million supplemental levy and voters there narrowly approved a $40 million construction bond. That bond required a 66.7 percent approval and passed by 67 percent.

And unofficial results from Canyon County show the levy in the Vallivue District failed. The District asked voters for a $20 million dollar plant facilities levy. This is an extension of a levy that's been running since 1987. The District says it needed the money for repairs and to keep up with technology infrastructure.