As of Tuesday, March 6, 2018
KAMIAH It’s a simple decision. ‘Yes,’ will allow us to maintain a no-frills system … a ‘no’ vote will further impact reductions,” said Kamiah Joint School District 304 Superintendent Steve Higgins.
Kamiah will ask its patrons to pass a $500,000 levy next Tuesday, March 13. Cost per $1,000 of taxable market property value is $2.50 or about $250 a year on a $100,000 home.
Higgins said passage of the levy will help maintain the current educational programs and school facilities; a no vote would reduce overall fund expenditures, as well as close Kamiah Middle School.
“We would combine 7-12, and kindergarten through sixth would be in one building,” he said.
Higgins said he has heard of past grudges or judgments that people have said have kept them from supporting a current levy.
“People change, organizations change and the opportunity to demonstrate this change needs to be considered,” he said.
This is Higgins’ first year as superintendent and K-3 principal in Kamiah, and he said he feels positive about the education and students.
“We have great kids, doing some really good things,” said Higgins, himself a graduate of Kamiah High School. “I hope our community feels the need to support them.”
Kamiah school district overlaps two counties, Lewis and Idaho.
For election information:
http://lewiscountyid.us/elections.html or http://idahocounty.org/clerk-auditor/election-information/precincts-and-polling-places-3/.
Polls open Tuesday, March 13, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.