Cassia County will seek $4.39 million over two years. The big ticket item: school extracurricular activities.
The Burley High School students proved that they were dismissed from the cheerleading team for reserving the right to file a grievance against the school district, a federal judge ruled in July.
Much of the money would go toward school expansions in the growing district.
The Cassia County School District hopes to have a successor to the retiring Gaylen Smyer by the end of the 2017-18 school year.
Former Declo High School student Sierra Norman filed a civil rights complaint in 2014, saying she was the subject of gender and religious discrimination.
In the Lake Pend Oreille School District, a $55.1 million plant facilities levy managed only 35 percent support.
The $15 million would be used to finish several building projects — and plug an unexpected budget shortfall.
A $37 million bond issue will fall far short of the money needed to complete a variety of school projects.
‘It is 2015 here in Idaho, but sometimes you wouldn’t know it,’ says an attorney for the ACLU. It’s the latest salvo in a dispute between the group and the district.