On Thursday, the bespectacled educator looked back on nearly half a century as a teacher and school leader.
School administrators say they already avoid publicly advocating for bond issues or levies, and that the Nampa Republican’s bill could strangle efforts to share basic information with patrons prior to already-strapped elections.
He served as the East Idaho district’s leader for 21 years and has spent 46 years as an educator.
Ever-changing interest rates and uncertain growth make it difficult to say how much patrons could pay if a looming $100 million bond passes.
A remodel at the high school will force the relocation of two classrooms, a computer lab and the library to the nearby middle school.
This paves the way for Eastern Idaho Technical College to become East Idaho’s first community college. It’s now a decision for local taxpayers.
The rural East Idaho district is again turning to voters to help bare the brunt of rapid growth. Ririe also plans to propose a bond in March.
A study in one of Idaho’s largest districts revealed that 30 percent of the food it serves ends up in the trash.