Idaho Falls seeks feedback after failed bond issue

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls trustees are again turning to patrons about upgrading the district’s two high schools.

A concept for a remodeled Skyline High School.

controversial $110 million bond issue to rebuild Idaho Falls High School and remodel Skyline High School failed last month to receive the supermajority votes needed to pass.

The renewed call for feedback suggests that voters could see an adjusted measure back on the ballot in 2018.

The public can provide feedback about the upgrades via Thoughtexchange, an online platform that allows users to share ideas and consider and prioritize ideas shared by others. Click here to sign up or log in.

Fifty-eight percent of voters supported the $110 million November bond proposal, which the district said would have made both schools more suitable for modern learning.

Devin Bodkin

Devin Bodkin

EdNews assistant editor and reporter Devin Bodkin is a former high school English teacher who specializes in stories about charter schools and educating students who live in poverty. He lives and works in East Idaho. Follow Devin on Twitter @dsbodkin. He can be reached by email at [email protected].

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