Bonneville School District
“It’s not a fun decision to make,” said Bonneville’s assistant superintendent Scott Woolstenhulme, “but I think we’ve done our best.” Hundreds of elementary and secondary kids will be relocated.
The school district recently floated a variety of multimillion-dollar options aimed at absorbing Ammon’s dizzying growth, but the problem is handling the influx of kids in the meantime.
About 75 parents, patrons and teachers turned out for a two-hour meeting at Sandcreek Middle School Tuesday to provide feedback and ask questions about a variety of multimillion-dollar options aimed at curbing the problem — and to see if the district will turn to local taxpayers to help fund the fix.
The hiring process was kept secret. Trustees signed “confidentiality statements” over resumes and the board chair admitted the trustees made their “unanimous vote” to hire French during a Saturday executive session.
The levies, designed to offset growth, are based not on enrollment, but on daily school attendance. And it’s up to districts to do their own math.
Among Tuesday’s headlines: A supplemental levy passes in West Ada, and the Bonneville district finally gets the green light on a new high school.