Eye On Boise

MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014, 8:41 P.M.

Tax levy failure forces one Idaho school district to make PE an online class, among other cuts…

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: LAPWAI, Idaho (AP) — High school students in a north-central Idaho town will have to take gym classes through an online program this year after a school levy failed. Lapwai School District Superintendent David Aiken told the Lewiston Tribune (http://bit.ly/1nKd0Dp ) the district can't afford to hire a physical education teacher, so students will have to take PE through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, a state-sponsored online school. Students will have access to the school gym and equipment, "but the teacher is on the other side of the computer," Aiken said. About 59 percent of voters opposed the district's $250,000 supplemental levy measure. Voters also rejected a proposed levy in May. This will be the district’s second year without a music program. The district is set to cut teaching positions, a mental health counselor, aides, a bookkeeper, an attendance secretary, a custodian and a bus driver.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise
Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Russell covers Idaho news from the state capitol in Boise and writes the Eye on Boise blog.

Follow Betsy online:



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(509) 747-4422
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile