Posts tagged: Nampa School District
Here's a news item from the Associated Press: NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Nampa School District is facing a $1.2 million hit after a financial analyst discovered the money went to general operations rather than repayment of bonds. District Finance Officer Michelle Yankovich told the Nampa school board Tuesday that the money is a “cash flow” problem and does not add to the district's $5.1 million budget deficit. The district has been beset with money problems after budgeting errors that included counting almost $3 million in one-time money twice and over-expenditure of about $1 million. Board members at the meeting voted to borrow as much as $6.3 million from D.L. Evans Bank to meet daily expenses. Interim Superintendent Tom Michaelson says he hopes the bond debt is the last of the financial problems to be uncovered.
Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News has a full report here.
Here's a news item from the Associated Press and the Idaho Press-Tribune: NAMPA, Idaho (AP) ― A nutrition services worker who was fired from the Nampa School District has taken the first step toward suing the district, filing a $1 million tort claim over his dismissal. The Idaho Press-Tribune (http://bit.ly/RCEdKh) reports that Todd Young filed the tort claim last month, contending he was harassed and then fired in May after he talked about waste in his department in a local television news report. In the report, Young said the school district wasn't saving money as planned because workers were discarding Styrofoam trays meant to be recycled. District officials released a statement saying that Young was fired for making racial remarks about a minority. Young is asking for no less than $1 million and his reinstatement in the job.
Here's a news item from the Associated Press: NAMPA, Idaho (AP) ― A school district in southwestern Idaho is removing the book “Like Water for Chocolate” from a ninth grade curriculum after some parents complained about passages including descriptions of sexual encounters. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/QvE2Bf) Nampa School Board Chairman Scott Kido received 15 emails Sunday about the book by Mexican author Laura Esquivel. Kido says he agreed the book seemed inappropriate and it will be pulled. Parent who complained called the novel a “vile piece of work” with “an immense amount of pornography.” Esquivel shot to fame in the late 1980s with the book, which has been translated from the original Spanish into numerous languages. The passionate tale of unrequited love became an international best seller and later one of the highest-grossing foreign films ever released in the United States.
Here's a news item from the Associated Press: NAMPA, Idaho (AP) ― The superintendent of the Nampa School District has submitted a letter of resignation as the school faces an estimated $2.8 million budget shortfall. The Nampa School Board was scheduled to meet Tuesday night to discuss the matter. Trustee Dale Wheeler says portions of the meeting concerning Gary Larsen's resignation will not be open to the public. Larsen submitted his letter of resignation on Monday. In August, district officials discovered a miscalculation that resulted in a $2.8 million shortfall. District spokeswoman Allison Westfall told the Idaho Press-Tribune that Larsen's resignation is connected to the district's financial issues and that the problem may be worse than they thought. Two errors led to the shortfall ― incoming funds were overestimated and some revenue was counted twice. You can read the Press-Tribune's full report here.