Want to weigh in on Nampa levy? This is your week

The Nampa School District’s supplemental levy expires in 2016 — and trustees want to get a read on where the community wants to go from here.

Nampa.logoTrustees have scheduled a series of listening sessions Tuesday through Thursday, and an online survey is up and running as well.

In March 2014, voters approved a two-year, $6.78 million levy to help the state’s third-largest district rebound from a $5.1 million shortfall. Nampa used the money to rehire 25 teachers and restore 14 school days that had been cut from the calendar. Superintendent David Peterson has floated the idea of putting a $6.8 million-a-year levy on the November ballot, saying the growing community could cover a larger levy without a tax increase.

Here’s the schedule for the listening sessions, which will take place at district headquarters, 619 S. Canyon St.

  • Tuesday: 4 to 5 p.m., Trustee Bob Otten; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Trustees Mandy Simpson and Brian McGourty.
  • Wednesday: 4 to 5 p.m., Otten and McGourty; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Trustee Janelle Stauffer and McGourty and Simpson.
  • Thursday: 4 to 5 p.m, Otten; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m, Trustee Mike Fuller and McGourty.


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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