Twin Falls School Board Passes Emergency Levy
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) On Monday the Twin Falls School Board unanimously approved an emergency 1.4 million dollar levy to help supplement increased enrollment for the current school year.
Idaho's First News reports that currently the school district has 376 more students than this time last year. And with last year's increase, that brings the number of new students to 725 in just two years.
With Monday nights approved emergency levy the school district will now be able to hire 10 more para–educators, one half-time elementary teacher along with supplies and textbooks. The levy will also fund the new reading program. In doing so will increase the fund balance thus offsetting the factor that caused the lowering of the districts credit rating.