BOISE, IDAHO – Friends of Boise Schools announce today the Boise City Council, Mayor Dave Bieter, and Treasure Valley YMCA endorse the Boise School District bond campaign to reinvest in every neighborhood school in Boise without raising the tax rate. The ballot measure goes before voters March 14, 2017.
“Boise City Council resolutions are rare and reserved for critical issues that directly impact our citizens. Quality education is the cornerstone to our economy and to maintaining a livable city. The Boise School District is one of the best in the country, and it is imperative that it continues to have the resources needed to prepare our children for healthy and productive lives. I strongly encourage all Boise residents to vote in favor of the school bond on March 14,” said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter after the City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the bond.
“Our economic vitality and quality of life are dependent on continued excellence in the education and development of our children. Access to a high-quality education is essential for people to reach their potential. In addition, quality education is foundational to breaking the cycle of poverty and vital to ensuring a high-quality workforce. The Y is proud to support our partners in education and youth development across our service area. We have a shared goal to help youth grow into happy, healthy, productive, and contributing citizens. The Y endorses the Boise Schools bond as a means to continue to offer the high quality education our kids deserve,” said Maureen O’Keeffe, Chair of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA Board of Directors.
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/.