Meridian sets August bond issue

As expected, the Meridian School District will go to voters on Aug. 26 to seek a building bond issue.

The amount is now set, according to the Idaho Statesman’s Bill Roberts. The state’s largest school district will seek a $104 million bond issue that breaks down as follows:

  • Two new middle schools, costing $60 million.
  • A new elementary school, costing $12 million.
  • Completion of the Meridian High School remodel, costing $24 million.
  • Land purchases for new school sites, costing $8 million.

The plans for a bond issue are not surprising. District officials have been talking for more than a year about pursuing a 2014 bond issue — the first such request since 2005, when voters approved a $139 million bond issue.

But this will be the second time this year that the Meridian district has gone to voters seeking support. In March, voters OK’d a two-year, $28 million supplemental levy.




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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