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Past Bonds & Levies

How were past bonds & levies used?

  • 2021 Levy for Learning 

    The renewed levy provided $2.5 million for students in 2021-22 and in 2022-23. The community investment:

    • Continued to support more teachers -- 15 --  to lower class sizes & to provide free full-time kindergarten
    • Continued to support technology and textbooks for students and teachers
    • Continued to support safety needs including: school resource officers, safety aides, behavior specialists

    The levy also helped fund sports and activities programs which lost revenue because of the limits on gatherings (spectators) during the pandemic. 

  • 2019 Levy for Learning

    The renewed levy provided $2.5 million for 2019-20 and in 2020-21.

    The funds were used on priorities set by our community -- however, student needs for devices during the pandemic meant a delay in some instructional materials. 

    Add 20 teachers to:

    • address areas of classroom overcrowding
    • add auto body repair, diesel mechanics, and construction trade
    • continue free full-time kindergarten

    Purchased materials and technology equipment:

    • English -- PK-5 Curriculum purchased; 6-12 Preliminary work done; full adoptions were delayed as pandemic needs required more funds to be used for Chromebooks
    • Science -- Preliminary work done; full adoptions were delayed as the pandemic required more funds be used for Chromebooks
    • Musical instruments
    • Chromebooks

    Continued focus on safety and prevention by:

    • maintaining school resource officers
    • increasing prevention staffing and training
    • making critical building improvements
  • 2017 Levy for Learning

    Our community identified priorities for first Levy for Learning identified in the #KSDgrowingforward plan.

    The levy provided $2.5 million for students in 2017-18 and in 2018-19. As promised, the two-year $5 million investment was used to:

    • Provided new materials and equipment for math, social studies, and technology
    • Focused on safety and prevention by:
    • Secured access to schools with new fencing, swipe card entrances, doors and cameras
    • Funded one additional school resource officer
    • Completed school maintenance and repairs including:
      • Fremont Middle School - replaced old heating and cooling system
      • Kuna Middle School - added handicap accessible bathroom and painted
      • Indian Creek & Ross Elementary School -- purchased desks, repaired sidewalks
      • Silver Trail, Ross and Crimson Point schools -- installed swipe card safety access
    • Restored fund balance needed for fiscal stability and to reduce bond interest costs
  • The $40 million Bond for Buildings provided for these projects as recommended by the 2017 Committee:

    2017 Bond for Buildings

    Projects promised were built including:

    • Multipurpose Athletic Room Kuna High School 
    • Addition to Kuna Middle School
    • Classroom addition to Reed Elementary
    • Classroom addition to Silver Trail Elementary
    • Convert Teed Elementary to Fremont Middle School
    • Construction of phase one of Swan Falls High School 
    • Critical maintenance needs