Boise Metro Chamber Endorses West Ada School District Bond Levy

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce today endorsed the West Ada School District bond levy up for a vote on March 10th. The $96 million dollar bond would provide for the construction of four new schools to ease the overcrowding problems at many West Ada School District middle and high schools.
 
If voters approve the bond, the construction plan would include:
A new middle school south of I-84 to reduce overcrowding at Lake Hazel Middle School at a cost of $30 million;
A new middle school in Star to relieve overcrowding at Eagle Middle and Heritage Middle;
Completion of the Meridian High School remodel and expansion to update the classrooms at Meridian High and relieve overcrowding at Rocky Mountain and Mountain View at a cost of $24 million;
A new elementary school south of I-84 to relieve overcrowding at the elementary schools south of the freeway at a cost of $10 million. West Ada School District is partnering with the YMCA on this school, reducing the cost of the project by $2 million;
$2 million for the purchase of land for a future high school site.
 
Because of new construction and the increasing total property value in West Ada School District, approval of this bond levy will not increase the property tax rate levied by the school district.
 
“We greatly appreciate the support from the Boise business community,” said Dr. Linda Clark, Superintendent of the West Ada School District. “The tie between economic progress and infrastructure such as schools to accommodate increasing enrollment is what makes the Boise Chamber such an important partner for our school district.” 
 
Read more about the Chamber's endorsement  of the bond levy at Idaho Ed News and MyMeridianPress.com.