Population Growth Has Schools Nearing Capacity


By Rachel Holt

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Things are changing in Twin Falls, and board members are saying so should the schools.

Population growth has schools nearing capacity and on the brink of overcrowding.

“It’s a significant increase over projected growth. Last election we projected 2% growth, but with 4% growth we've experienced the last two years, it’s increased our deadlines for needing new schools,” explains School Board Chairman Dan King.

“This bond will address that by building a new middle school and two new elementary schools to meet growth demands,” adds Director of Operations Brady Dickinson.

The nearly 74 million dollar bond will be put on the ballot in the spring.

If the bond is successful, homeowners would see a property tax increase of 66 cents per one thousand dollars of property value.

This would mean about a four dollar and 13 cent increase on a one hundred and fifty thousand dollar home.

The bond would be over 25 years.

In addition to new schools, there would also be upgrades to Twin Falls High School and an expansion at Canyon Ridge High School.

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