It isn’t official yet, but in March, Nampa voters could be asked to support their third school levy in 17 months.
Nampa trustees discussed the idea during a work session Tuesday. A final decision could come at the board’s December or January meeting, and an election could be held as early as March, according to the Idaho Press-Tribune.
Interim Superintendent Pete Koehler recommended a levy, according to the Press-Tribune — saying it would keep the financially strapped district from operating “paycheck to paycheck.”
Two years after discovering a series of accounting errors, the district could enter the next budget year in the black. A pair of voter-approved levies were part of the deficit-cutting equation — a two-year, $3.2 million levy passed in August 2012 and a one-year, $4.3 million levy approved in March.
The district’s cost-cutting measures — designed to erase a shortfall pegged earlier this year at $5.1 million — include 14 unpaid furlough days for 2013-14, and the closure of Sunny Ridge Elementary School.