Feedback on building needs & taxes
We'll need new schools soon to serve new students & avoid overcrowding
We need your help to finalize 10-year plan, identify first projects
Key questions for community feedback:
- HIGH SCHOOLS: What size should our high schools be 1,800 (current KHS size) or smaller?
- SWAN FALLS: Should the district continue its plan to build Swan Falls High School in phases? This approach allows the district to keep property tax bonds smaller and allows for other projects such as new elementary schools to be built.
- MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Should the district improve one middle school and then the other or strive to improve both at the same time?
- OLDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: What should be done with Hubbard, Indian Creek, and Ross?
- Invest in updates?
- Repurpose buildings for other programs?
- Sell the schools? Or?
- PROPERTY TAXES: How to pay for our schools? One bond? Several bonds?
Want to know more about the Capital Plan Task Force work?
A diverse group of stakeholders has been meeting since January 2022 to update our district's capital plan.
The group has three draft visions of what schools our student will need in place in 10 years (see images below) and is working toward a final plan.
Representatives updated the Kuna Board of Trustees in July. Feedback gathered in August and September will shape their final recommendation to the Kuna Board of Trustees in November.
📝 Review the written report here.
➡️ Review the presentation slides here.
📺 Watch the board presentation here.
What is the Kuna School Board doing about growth?
The Kuna Board of Trustees has provided and empowered a Strategic Partnership Team to work with developers and city officials to advocate for our students and our taxpayers. The video above details the direction to the team in working with developers.
Team members provide feedback to the city about whether the district can serve the children who will come to the district because of new housing.
Based on projects previously approved by the city, the district projects its schools will be over capacity and is unable to serve more students without support from developers and taxpayers to build new schools. The district can support projects where developers partner to help offset the costs of the homes.
The Kuna Board of Trustees is working with Idaho School Boards Association and other schools districts to change the law to allow for required impact fees.