Twin Falls School District Holds Yearly Tour
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Every year the Twin Falls School District holds a day of tours and talks to help highlight major issues for local and state legislators.
Joey martin for Idaho’s First News was at Twin Falls High School this morning...
He sat down with district representatives and local legislators and found out what exactly was discussed.
Finances and school safety are taking center stage in the twin falls school district.
With student enrollment increasing every year in the district.
Officials decided it was time to do something.
They're requesting a 74–million dollar bond levy.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the district wanted to make sure legislators and local representatives are up–to –date with the request.
"The first part of the discussion today was about the proposed Bond Levy election that's coming up in March. We talked about the recommendation for the new schools in the district."
Said Twin Falls School District Superintendent, Wiley Dobbs.
Along with the levy.... Safety was a main topic of discussion.
"A very important part of our school district... a very high priority is the safety of our kids. So we provided a presentation and answered a lot of questions about how we maintain and provide safety in our schools."
The day was designed to give local and state legislators an in–depth view of current district issues.
Local Representative Lance Clow shared his thoughts.
"I think we're going to come out of here with just a better understanding of what are the critical issues coming up this next year in the legislature. Issues like the lock down and school safety are being addressed and the various school across the state and that's very important to understand when we consider legislation and what the impacts are."
Said District 24 Representative, Lance Clow.
Along with a safety tour of the school.
The group toured the Twin Falls Bridge Academy, a premiere Alternative Middle School and the Migrant Preschool Program at Oregon Trail Elementary.
A yearly tour to help today's leaders make better schools for tomorrow.
Following the tours.
The group attended a luncheon that allow lawmakers to preview the upcoming legislative session.