As of Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Next Tuesday, area patrons will vote on one-year M&O levies for Mountain View School District 244 and Kamiah Joint School District 304.
School district administrators have been clear on the need for these levies, which will help to maintain current programs.
Without those funds, the school districts will suffer.
In recent per pupil spending studies for rural students, Idaho is dead last (report “Rural School and Community Trust.”) It was also made clear that only five states have lower instructional salaries than Idaho.
MVSD and Kamiah’s levies will help sustain the no-frills systems they have in place.
Remember, these levies will not only help continue to provide a strong educational foundation for local students, but will also help with the success of our communities as a whole. Good schools are key in work force retention and attraction.
The goal of our schools is to prepare its students to be competitive graduates in whatever fields they choose. Whether it means going on to a four-year college or trade school, or training locally for a job, we want them to be able to affect their communities and the world in positive ways.
The choice is clear. Quality public schools are important to students and, moreover, to the broader community. Vote “yes” March 13.