Voters OK school levy

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BONNERS FERRY — The voting results are in and the Boundary County School District 101 current Maintenance and Operation (M&O) Levy, that will expire on June 30, has passed with approximately two-thirds of the voters voting ‘yes.’

The levy will not raise taxes, as it is replacing the old one that is already in place. For 2019-21, district officials were asking for $2.4 million annually to help fund the following goals: continuing to reduce class sizes for the students and teachers; safety and security projects; technology (1:1 ratio); student extra and co-curricular activities; as well as music, band, art, and PE (elementary schools).

The levy will also go to teachers salaries and benefits, maintaining support staff which includes paraprofessionals, teacher aides, special education personnel, and more training, instruction materials, and facility maintenance.

Tuesday’s voting results are 880 voting ‘yes’ and 425 voting ‘no.’

“I am so proud to be living in a community that values their children and the public school system,” wrote Boundary County School Superintendent Gary Pflueger in an email. “We take every child as they are! Together with their parents/guardians, we give them the skills necessary to succeed. This is a totally awesome responsibility and challenge! Thanks you Boundary County, Idaho. Go Badgers!!!”

— Mandy Bateman

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