The polls open at 8 o’clock this morning for a special election to determine whether or not voters will support more than 17 school district levies across the southern part of the state. While some of these levies are new, others are renewals of district bonds already on the books.
2012 could be another year in which many area school districts ask voters for more money to run the schools. Some are definitely planning on supplemental or plant facilities levies while others are definitely not. Some are still undecided.
Xavier Charter School in Twin Falls is looking for a principal…again. Only so far, the search is open only to internal employees. If a successful candidate has not been found by January 1st then the search will widen.
College students in southern Idaho wishing to study law won’t have to travel quite as far now. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday for the Concordia University School of Law and the George R. White Law Library in Boise.
The economy may not be growing right now but enrollment in the Twin Falls School District sure is. Enrollment is up 102 students in the district compared to the same time last year with a total of 7,801 students. As a result the Twin Falls School Board voted this week to make a couple of staffing adjustments.
Idaho rules allow exemptions to immunizations under three conditions: Medical, religious and personal. The Times-News reports that in the Twin Falls region and across the state, personal beliefs are the leading reason for exemptions...
Most schools in the Magic Valley have their first day with students today and that means there will be a lot of children on the streets headed for class. Local police agencies remind you to watch out for kids on their way to and from school and to pay special attention to the speed limits in the school zones.
The Jerome School board made some tough decisions this week to finalize the 2011-2012 budget. With cuts in state funding the school district faces a $1.3-million dollar cut in funding from last year for a total of $17-million dollars.
Stand-up comic Ron "Pete" Peterson, who finished fourth with 5 percent of the vote in the 2010 GOP primary, says he's organizing another run at removing Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna from office...
Pools are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. today for several school district trustee seats that are up for grabs and four local school districts that are asking for voters to approve supplemental levies...
A preliminary budget for the next school year is being formulated by the Twin Falls School District and yesterday the Board of Trustees took a look. So far the district is looking at a budget of approximately $40.3-million dollars.
This spring is shaping up to be another season of supplemental levy elections for area schools. The Buhl School District announced last week of its intentions of asking voters for over a half million dollars to keep the schools running.
Voters in the Buhl School District will decide on a supplemental levy on May 17th. The proposed levy is for nearly $572,000 dollars for one year. Buhl Superintendent Byron Stutzman ways the district will need that amount to keep the district running as it is now.
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