Middleton will rerun supplemental levy in August

The Middleton School District will take another shot at passing a supplemental levy.

On Monday, trustees voted 3-0 to put a two-year, $3 million supplemental levy on the Aug. 25 ballot.

Voters rejected the same levy in the spring primary. It received 48 percent support, falling shy of the simple majority needed to pass. That vote has left the Canyon County district weighing several cost-cutting options, including furlough days and salary reductions, transportation cutbacks and fees for student athletics.

Middleton is the second Treasure Valley school district to seek a redo on an identical levy in August. West Ada will run a two-year, $28 million levy, also rejected in the spring.

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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