Nampa trustees seek a $3.39 million levy

January 14, 2014 

Nampa School Board trustees moved to solve district problems of furloughs and cuts in teaching staff Tuesday by asking voters to approve a $3.39 million supplemental levy on March 11.

The amount is more than double the $1.6 million levy that will expire this year.

If the levy passes, the cost would be $100 for a home with a taxable value of $100,000, up from $50.

Levies need only a simple majority to pass.

The district would use the money to wipe out 14 furlough days put in place this year as a budget cutting measure. The money would also allow hiring of 25 teachers to replace some of the 46 positions that were cut through attrition for the 2013-2014 school year.

District officials say they would audit levy funds to make certain they are used correctly, a recognition by the school officials that some people are wary of the district after its recent financial problems.

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