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School district clarifies 2023 election calendar

 
January 11, 2023

By Superintendent Jan Bayer

The 2023 Boundary County Election Calendar was recently published. The election calendar notices for Boundary County School District #101 had to be submitted to the county by December 30, 2022. The published public notice shows Boundary County School District #101 having ballot questions on all four election dates as follows:

  • March 14 - M & O Levy
  • May 16 - Alternate M & O Levy
  • August 29 - Alternate M & O Levy and Possible Plant Facility Bond/Levy
  • November 7 - Trustee Election, Alternate M & O Levy, and Possible Plant Facility Bond/Levy.

At this time, Boundary County School District #101 Board of Trustees voted to run a supplemental (M & O) Levy on March 14. We know this levy question will be on the ballot. The second known ballot question at this time is the November 7 trustees election.

All other ballot questions for the district are unknown. There are two reasons the other election questions are noted on the 2023 Boundary County Election Calendar: 1) the school board has the ability to place the question(s) on the ballot based on events and recommendations that may unfold throughout the year and 2) transparency with the public.

Last year, we did not declare we were running a bond in August based on the 2022 Boundary County Election Calendar. Instead, we published a legal notice. Some community members voiced their concern, so we made the decision to state all potential election questions on the 2023 Boundary County Election Calendar.

In an effort to be transparent, we noted all possibilities knowing we may or may not have a question on the ballot.

Our Facilities Committee will reconvene this month. The committee’s recommendation to the school board on how to ensure our facilities are safe, maintained, and functional will be considered before a decision is made to run a plant facilities bond/levy. The board’s decision to run a bond or levy will be made in a posted, open board meeting.

If there are any additional questions in regard to the 2023 Boundary County Election Calendar that are specific to Boundary County School District #101, please contact Jan Bayer, superintendent, at (208) 267-3146 or email jan.bayer@mail.bcsd101.com.

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