Bonneville restores music, P.E. programs

Music is making a comeback in the Bonneville School District.

Same goes for physical education.

The Eastern Idaho school district has reinstated music and P.E. at all elementary schools, for the first time since 2011.

The programs went by the wayside during the Great Recession, when the state imposed unprecedented budget cuts on public schools, the Post Register reported.

The difference this year? In March, voters approved a two-year, $11.6 million supplemental levy, an increase from a $3 million-a-year levy.

“One of the things we were doing (with the levy increase) was trying to bring back some of the programs we had previously had throughout the district,” Bonneville curriculum and instruction director Jason Lords told the Post Register.

Here’s a link to an Associated Press version of the story.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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