A handful of parents showed up at Monday’s school board meeting to protest the move, the Twin Falls Times-News reported.
The Magic Valley district is running a $1.4 million shortfall, the Twin Falls Times-News reported Thursday.
“We’re not taking a stand on gun rights,” district spokeswoman Eva Craner told Ryan Blake of the Twin Falls Times-News. “It’s just not an appropriate raffle for our students.”
Students will get out early. Meanwhile, teachers will get an extra hour for training, planning and brainstorming.
The district will seek $10 million over two years. The current $4.25 million-a-year levy expires in June.
Jason Benjamin admitted having sex with a 17-year-old student; he was 39 at the time. “We just felt that we couldn’t throw this guy’s life away, when in our definition she wasn’t raped,” the jury’s foreman told the Twin Falls Times-News.
The $375,000 will come from a patchwork of one-time funding sources, and the district will re-evaluate the plan next year, the Twin Falls Times-News reported.
The incident occurred during Canyon Ridge High School’s May 22 graduation in Twin Falls, the Times-News reported.
Twin Falls is the second large school district that has announced plans to take a ballot measure to voters on March 13.