Teton, Moscow pass school levies

Voters in at least two Idaho school districts voted to approve supplemental school levies Tuesday night.

Here are the results:

Teton

A two-year, $6.2 million supplemental levy passed with 71 percent support. The levy is used to boost teacher salaries, hire teachers and counselors and fund full-day kindergarten and technology purchases. Teton has collected an identical levy since 2013-14.

Aberdeen

A 10-year, $2.75 million plant facilities levy fell short of the required two-thirds supermajority. The levy, proposed to cover a variety of building maintenance projects, received 59 percent support.  

Moscow

Voters increased an “indefinite term supplemental levy” by $1.9 million, bringing the levy to nearly $11.5 million a year.

The levy passed with 71 percent support.

The district says the levy helps cover a variety of programs, such as all-day kindergarten, gifted and talented offerings and electives in its secondary schools. Some money also goes toward staffing.

West Jefferson

The East Idaho district sought a two-year, $600,000 supplemental levy to augment salaries and benefits. No results were available Wednesday.

As previously reported Wednesday, a College of Western Idaho plant facilities levy narrowly failed, and Middleton voters rejected a trio of bond issues.

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