Nampa School District
Nampa teachers will have to make some “concessions” to alleviate a $3.5 million shortfall, local union president Mandy Simpson says. The union is expected to present its contract counteroffer Tuesday evening.
Interim superintendent Pete Koehler said the furlough days would help bring stability to a district facing a $3.5 million deficit. Union representatives said they will present a counteroffer Tuesday evening.
The Nampa School District will leave an additional 10 positions unfilled in 2013-14. But the district is still projecting a $3.5 million shortfall, as it heads back into negotiations with the local teachers’ union.
A house raffle to benefit the cash-strapped Nampa School District may violate several state and federal laws, the Idaho Lottery says. A nonprofit group is shutting down the raffle and issuing refunds to ticket buyers.
A nonprofit group hopes to raise $4.3 million to help ease the Nampa School District’s fiscal crunch. The plan: raffle off 40 homes in Nampa — at $100 per ticket, and 2,500 tickets per home.
Seven candidates are vying for three seats on the Nampa School Board — and Thursday night, they disagreed over the shakeup in the superintendent’s office.
Thomas Michaelson resigned abruptly Tuesday night — after a turbulent six months at the helm at the Nampa School District, and after the school board took no action on one of his big budget-cutting proposals.
The Nampa School District is required to submit a balanced budget to the state — and the School Board will meet on June 18 to take up the task. But first, trustees have to sift through a long list of variables.