Jerome Prepares For Growing Student Population


By Jay Michaels

Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Jerome Schools have seen a noticeable increase in the number of their elementary students. The superintendent says that translates to about 100 more students in kindergarten through fifth grade than they had a year ago. And that's why the Jerome School Board is thinking about asking voters for a supplemental levy in March.

Jerome School District Superintendent Dale Layne says, "Into the future as far as what that means when they move into the middle school, add 150 kids there. Get to the high school, you can add another 200 if the trends continue."

Layne says in recent years the total amount of the supplemental levy has been $650,000, which he says tax payers have been very much in favor of. He says the school board will have to decide by their December meeting if they're going to ask for the supplemental levy vote in March.

Nov. 27, 2012.

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