Idaho GOP Underfunding Schools by $700 Million

The GOP-controlled Idaho legislature is underfunding our public school system by almost $1 billion. You heard it right. $1 billion.

On March 14th, school districts across the state will ask voters to pass bonds and levies that total over $700 million. They’re asking for help repairing their facilities, retaining teachers, buying new textbooks, and even building brand new schools to replace structures that are over 100 years old. Lake Pend Oreille School District needs to pass their levy or potentially fire 165 staff members. That’s about 26% of their total manpower.

Idaho GOP legislators tell you every spring that they’ve cut your taxes. But that’s absolutely not true. By cutting taxes for the wealthy, they’re shifting the tax burden to property owners raising the cost of living.

IDAHO’S $709 MILLION SCHOOL ELECTION DAY

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