CALDWELL, Idaho — Voters in Canyon County handed out wins for several school districts, and a loss for another, on Tuesday.
A two-year, $4.1 million levy was approved by voters in the Caldwell School District. With all precincts reporting, the levy passed with 52% approval.
In the Vallivue School District, voters gave the go-ahead on a two-year, $4.5 million levy with 53% of the vote in favor.
And, after a narrow loss four months ago, the Nampa School District secured a win when a $12.9 million levy passed Tuesday night.
In Middleton, however, voters rejected the school district's $1.5 million request, with just 44% voting in favor.
In a written statement, Superintendent Sherawn Reberry and school board chairman Kirk Adams said, "we all understand there are reasons behind each vote. We are not here to question, but we must look forward as we educate the students of Middleton.
"(We) believe we need to look at this as an opportunity to find ways to further strengthen our operations and our financial picture as we evaluate the priorities for our district," Reberry continued.
"As a board, we will look at all areas to determine where spending could be reduced, and we will need to decide whether we will ask voters to consider another supplemental levy on May 19th," Adams said, adding that the board will need to hold a special meeting next week to review those options.
"We will be transparent with options," Adams said. "It's my hope that this will bring the community together. We understand that property values in Middleton are skyrocketing, but it's also important to understand the impact of losing this levy."