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Nampa discusses the framework of a possible school levy

Nothing is official yet, but all the early signs point toward another Nampa school levy on the March ballot.

And, perhaps, a levy at a little more than $2.8 million a year.

Nampa School District officials held a roundtable discussion Tuesday night, talking over levy options with a selected group of community leaders.

The community stakeholders and interim Superintendent Pete Koehler were on the same page — saying the district should put a levy on the March 11 ballot, the earliest possible date.

And Koehler laid out a blueprint for a levy focused on cutting furlough days, rehiring teachers and retaining staff.

For the details, here’s a link to my story at Idaho Education News.

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News (idahoednews.org). Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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