Conservation Voters For Idaho (CVI) and Conservation Voters for Idaho Education Fund’s (CVIEF) board of directors have voted to support passage of the bond on the March 14 ballot that will pay for needed improvements to all 48 schools in the Boise School District.
“Young people understand and care about what they are taught. Through education, they learn the value of our interconnectedness with nature. They become adults who value protecting the resources and beauty of our great state,” Kim Gattiker, CVIEF board chair, said.
CVI and CVIEF support this $172.5 million bond because we know that excellent public schools produce knowledgeable voters who are capable of evaluating information and making sound choices, and that makes education critical to our conservation mission.
We also recognize that this bond will not raise property taxes because it replaces existing bonds that are expiring.
Boise’s public schools have long ranked among the best in the country. The district is one of only 20 nationwide that have placed all of their high schools on the Washington Post list of America’s best high schools. The bond will pay for new facilities and improvements to others that are needed to relieve overcrowding and address problems with aging buildings, while providing students with modern classrooms. More than half of Boise schools are over 50 years old, and many are plagued with problems like leaking roofs.
Find more information about the March 14 bond vote at www.yesforboiseschools.com.