A.F. new school bond passes; voters OK East Idaho levies

Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal  Caleb Hibbert finishes voting on the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District supplemental levy Tuesday at Green Acres Elementary School in Pocatello.

Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
Caleb Hibbert finishes voting on the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District supplemental levy Tuesday at Green Acres Elementary School in Pocatello.

By Journal Staff

In Power County, voters approved a 20-year, $8.95 million bond for a new intermediate school in American Falls. There were 650 votes cast in favor of the bond and 286 against it. The bond required a supermajority of 66.6 percent to pass and it received 69 percent.

In addition, voters also approved a supplemental levy of $2.45 million per year for two years for American Falls Joint School District. There were 717 votes cast in favor of the bond and 212 against it.

Voters in Bannock County approved the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District supplemental levy by a total of 2,260 to 637. The levy is for $9.25 million per year for two years.

Blackfoot School District requested both a $2.15 million supplemental levy each year for two years and a $600,000 plant facilities reserve fund levy annually for 10 years.

Voters approved both the supplemental levy (760 to 260) and the reserve fund levy (763 to 251). The latter needed a 55 percent majority to pass, and it received more than 75 percent.

The Bear Lake School District supplemental levy for $750,000 per year for two years passed (520 to 184), as did the Soda Springs School District supplemental levy for $728,000 (175 to 101).

Voters passed both levies for the Grace School District — a $150,000 plant facility reserve fund levy (127 to 37) and a $300,000 supplemental levy (125 to 41).

Voters also approved a $90,000 supplemental levy for West Side School District (70 to 10).