FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2016
Grassroots campaign rallies around school district bond that will not raise tax rate
BOISE, IDAHO – After more than a year of extensive planning and community input, the Boise School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a bond election to fund a 10-year Educational Facilities Master Plan. If approved by voters on March 14, 2017, the bond will allow the Boise School District to reinvest in local schools and the community without raising the current tax rate.
The Friends of Boise Schools group is leading the charge to educate the public about the critical need for funding.
“This bond allows us to reinvest in strong neighborhood schools without raising the tax rate,” said Melissa Goode, a parent of three Boise school students and volunteer for Friends of Boise Schools. “It’s accountable and addresses critical facility problems now so they don’t cost taxpayers more later.”
The bond would put more than $155 million into 22 major capital projects, including building six new schools on their current sites, a new school in the Harris Ranch area, as well as expansion of the District’s Professional-Technical center to offer Electrical, Plumbing and Heating-Air Conditioning job training classes. Every school in the District would also receive additional funding for ongoing maintenance and repairs.
For more information about the bond or to volunteer, please visit https://yesforboiseschools.com/.
Contact: Stacey Targee, Friends of Boise Schools