Voters Reject $104 Million Bond For Idaho's Largest School District

Aug 27, 2014

Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

A $104 million bond that would have helped the West Ada School District address overcrowding failed Tuesday. It needed a two-thirds super majority to pass, but failed with 63 percent of the vote.

The Idaho Statesman reports the school's superintendent says overcrowding won't be going away, and the district will need to attempt the bond measure again.

"The district had planned for three new schools and the upgrading of Meridian High School to take care of the influx of students in the area. This year, the district had projected a 650-student increase, but when kids showed up for the new school year on Monday, there were 851 more students for a total of 36,962." - Idaho Statesman

Voter turnout at Tuesday's election was just 10 percent.