All school levy, bond requests pass

By Journal Staff

Many Southeastern Idaho school districts will receive additional funding thanks to voters who approved more than a dozen requests for levies as well as one bond on Tuesday. Here’s a closer look at the results:

Snake River School District 52 will receive a school plant facilities reserve fund levy of $750,000 each year for 10 years. Voters approved the request with a vote of 686 (70 percent) to 294 on Tuesday.

Voters approved Aberdeen School District 58’s request for a supplemental levy of $675,000 each year for two years. There were 140 votes (71.43 percent) cast in favor of the levy and 56 cast against it.

Firth School District 59 will receive a supplemental levy of $300,000 each year for two years. More than 69 percent of voters approved of the school district’s request, with 286 votes cast in favor of the levy and only 124 cast against it.

Voters approved Shelley Joint School District 60’s request for a supplemental levy of $575,000 each year for two years. There were 289 votes (71.18 percent) cast in favor of the levy and only 117 cast against it.

Voters approved Bonneville Joint School District 93’s request for a $35,319,840 bond on Tuesday. There were 2,314 votes (71.86 percent) cast in favor of the bond and only 906 cast against it.

The school district plans to use the money to build and furnish a new middle school, replace the roof of Iona Elementary School, make safety improvements at Falls Valley Elementary School, and acquire land for future school sites as well as design work for upgrades to Bonneville and Hillcrest high schools, according to the ballot.

Marsh Valley School District 21 will receive a school plant facilities reserve fund levy of $900,000 each year for 10 years. Based on the unofficial results, there were 410 votes cast in favor of the levy and only 102 cast against it.

Voters approved both of Grace School District 148’s requests on Tuesday. They voted  111 to 51 in favor of a $150,000 school plant facilities reserve fund levy, and 105 to 55 in favor of a $300,000 supplemental levy. Both levies will be in place for one year.

Soda Springs Joint School District 150 will receive a supplemental levy of $728,000 for one year, thanks to voters who passed that request with a vote of 207 to 89.

North Gem School District 149 will receive a supplemental levy of $300,000 each year for two years. Voters approved that request 121 to 36.

Voters approved Bear Lake School District 33’s request for a school plant facilities reserve fund levy of $400,000 each year for 10 years. They voted 593 to 166 in favor of the levy.

Voters approved both of Oneida School District 35’s requests. They voted 445 to 78 in favor of a plant facilities levy of $120,000 each year for 10 years, and 436 to 86 in favor of a supplemental levy of $290,000 each year for two years.

West Side School District 202 will receive a supplemental levy of $90,000 for one year. Voters passed that request 95 to 10.