D91 asking voters to renew $6.8 million levy


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Courtesy IdahoEdNews.org

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls School District 91 board members are asking patrons to renew a $6.8 million supplemental levy.

Officials say the levy, which has been in place for over 30 years, has provided critical funding for the district. At a Jan 16. board meeting members passed a resolution seeking taxpayer’s approval on the renewal.

“The labor market is very very tight I think that state is seeing some teacher shortages,” D91 spokeswomen Margaret Wimborne said. “Our district really tries to stay competitive especially with recruiting to try and hire and retain the very best teachers, and this supplemental levy funding really helps those efforts.”

The $6.8 million levy amount has not changed since 2003, but every two years that levy must be voted on.

All eligible voters living within D91’s boundaries can vote on March 12.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More information about voting precincts is available from the Bonneville County Elections Office by calling (208) 529-1350.

“The levy is supplemental in name only and we appreciate our patrons’ longtime support of this critical funding,” Superintendent George Boland said in a news release.