Last week’s school election results seem to square with what Idahoans had to say in a Boise State University survey in December.
At least 46 of Idaho’s 115 school districts will seek bond issues, plant facilities levies or supplemental levies on March 14. Idaho Education News and Boise State Public Radio partnered to produce this series — Financing the Future — on how the statewide elections will affect students, communities and taxpayers.
Financing the Future continued: Supporters say the two-thirds threshold protects property taxpayers. Opponents say a 60 percent barrier would create a more reasonable balance.
Financing the Future continued: Take a closer look at the Boise District’s bond and why it could be a challenge to pass.
Financing the Future continued: The retired Boise school superintendent looks back on the 2006 bond issue — and talks about the politics of passing a bond issue election.
Idaho Education News and the Boise Metro Chamber are hosting a panel discussion on Idaho public education, featuring elections and policy. The event is free. So are the donuts.