Addressing Growing School Facility Challenges

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Bond Election: A Reinvestment In Our Schools & Communities
Posted on 02/10/2017
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ADDRESSING GROWING SCHOOL FACILITY CHALLENGES

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Boise School District will hold a bond election to reinvest in our neighborhood schools and community with no increase in the current property tax rate.

The need for this bond election is driven by:

  • A Facility Audit that shows growing deferred school maintenance needs (nearly $330 million).
  • Aging schools - 52% of Boise’s schools were built more than a half-century ago and are facing significant maintenance needs & deficiencies.

The amount of the bond is $172.5 million, which does NOT raise the current property tax rate. The bond addresses overcrowding, outdated and aging facilities, and gives students access to modern classrooms and schools that reflect best practices in education and technology - ensuring students graduate college and career ready. Learn more here.