The Madison School District 321 passed the Operational Levy with 73 percent. Thank you to everyone who voted in this election. We take our fiscal responsibility very seriously and are grateful for your continued support. These funds will go a long way in assisting Madison to continue being the finest school district in Idaho.
Most importantly, thank you for trusting us with your most prized possessions, your children.
The levy will focus monies on certain, specific areas that reflect continuous district needs:
- Restoring Two (2) Paid Teaching / Contact days: $215,000- These are additional instructional classroom contact days with students. These two days will include all certified and classified staff - five days were cut when the recession occurred. Restoring two days is a positive step in the right direction.
- Security: $205,000- All schools will be installing and / or upgrading security cameras. Bulletproof glass will also be installed on all windows larger than 1x1.
- Technology: $425,000- Upgrading technology is a must and assists directly with college and career readiness. This is a continuous, ongoing process as we purchase and upgrade new labs.
- Curriculum: $500,000- Textbooks and other materials are essential and expensive. There are a few major curriculum adoptions coming up in the next two years and the state provides only a fraction of actual curriculum costs.
- Facility Needs: $350,000- Preventative maintenance makes sense. We seek to keep our buildings and equipment in fine working order and not delay repairs. Two of the ongoing and costly projects are roofs and the resurfacing of parking lots.
- Transportation: $300,000- The district has a total of 57 buses in our fleet. In order to keep up with our growing student population and the wear and tear on the buses, we plan to purchase three buses each year and phase out the oldest ones. It is very important to transport students safely and reliably to and from school each day.
“I believe Madison School District 321 is the finest district in the State of Idaho,” comments Superintendent Dr. Geoff Thomas. “One of the key reasons, aside from our amazing staff and students, is that we live in a very supportive, education minded community.”