Wendell School District Seeks Support On Bond And Levy


By Paul Johnson

Wendell, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - School district patrons in Wendell are being asked to go to the polls this Tuesday to decide on two items.

The first is a plant facility levy which is $250,000 for ten years. Greg Lowe, the superintendent of schools for Wendell said, "That is to maintain our buildings. To help us maintain, renovate, update, keep our buildings in good shape for years to come."

"The goal of the district is to develop a long-term maintenance plan and we just haven't had the funds to do that."

That's where the plant facilities levy comes in.
The second item is a 1.5 million dollar twenty year bond.
It will take care of immediate needs... Including replacing the high school gym roof, refinishing and recoating the high school roof as a whole, an hvac system in the gym and completing the student parking lot.

If the two items don't pass the district will do its best to repair the immediate needs... But down the road it could mean the buildings would be condemned.

The $250,000 10 year plant facility’s levy would cost the average homeowner $48.13 annually. If approved the 1.5 million bond would cost $17.54 annually over 20 years. Both amounts are based on a home value of $100,000.

If you're inside the city limits you vote at the American Legion hall in Wendell.

If you live outside city limits you vote at the high school gym. Polls are open until eight this evening.

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