#KSD Ready & Resilient

Update from Kuna Superintendent Wendy Johnson

3.5.2021

In this update:


  • Where to vote this Tuesday, March 9
  • What the levy would provide, if approved
  • Above and Beyond: Crimson Point's Debbie Ryan
  • District receives improved financial rating from Moody's
  • 6-12 Advisory Task Force continues work
  • COVID data dashboards

Where to vote this Tuesday, March 9

Kuna families


Our Levy for Learning Election is Tuesday!


On Election Day voters must cast ballots at the polling place assigned to your residential address.


Below are the polling places, but please use this online tool to confirm your location.


Polling places will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Ada County Polling Places


Precinct 2110 - Adventure Church, 4495 S. Meridian Road

Precinct 2207 - Crimson Point Elementary School, 1941 N. Shayla Ave.

Precinct 2208 - Reed Elementary School, 1670 N. Linder Road

Precinct 2209 - Kuna Middle School, 1360 W. Boise St.

Precinct 2210 - Kuna Rural Fire District Station No. 1, 150 W. Boise St.

Precinct 2211 - Kuna Library, 457 N. Locust Ave.

Precinct 2212 - Kuna Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 820 N. Linder Road

Precinct 2214 - Ten Mile Community Church, 4440 Columbia Road


Canyon County Polling Places


Precincts 26 & 27 - Lakeshore Baptist Church, 8885 Lake Shore Dr, Nampa

Precincts 28 & 58 - LDS Church, 88 S Happy Valley Road, Nampa

MARCH 9, 2021 LEVY INFORMATION

What the levy would provide, if approved?

What's on your ballot?


This is the renewal of our levy for learning. A two-year, $2.5 million a year supplemental levy.


What will the levy be used for?


$1 million Continue more teachers (15)

  • Lower class sizes
  • Keep full time kindergarten free


$1 million Continue classroom/student supports

  • Textbooks, materials replacements
  • Technology replacements
  • Backfill activities revenue


$500,000 Continue safety supports

  • School resource officers
  • Safety Aides
  • Behavioral specialist


What does the levy mean for taxes?


The levy amount won't change or increase. Pass or fail, the overall tax rate won't increase.

District receives improved financial rating from Moody's

We received good financial news this week!


After reviewing our district's financial situation, the Moody's Investor Services elevated our bond rating from A1 "Very Good" to Aa3 "Excellent." (If you want to learn more about their ratings click the chart.)


Our rating fell after the recession. Our Board set improving our financial condition as goal. And, we've worked hard the past five years to improve our bond rating and Kuna is one of handful of districts rated in Idaho at this high level.


You might be wondering why this matters. It's important because these ratings impact how much our bonds cost taxpayers.


No bond is on Tuesday's ballot. We do expect to need one in the next few years to keep up with our growing community.


Our community has helped us to improve the rating through the support of supplemental levies over the last five years.


Read Moody's news release.

Big picture

6-12 Advisory Task Force continues work

We've been sending updates out after each meeting of the task force. In case you missed them, they are posted on our district website along with their agendas and other materials. I appreciate the group for giving up their time to work together. The next meeting is Monday with a report to the school board on Tuesday.

Staff & Teacher COVID Data Dashboard

Information about staff and teacher absences in our school related to COVID

Student COVID Data Dashboard

Information about student absences in our school related to COVID.

Superintendent Wendy Johnson

I am a superintendent of an amazing school district in Kuna, Idaho. I love serving children, teachers and families and having an impact on the future. #ksdready&resilient #ksdempower #futureready