Need to pass school M&O Levy
March 1, 2017
By Dennis Weed
Director, Boundary Economic Development Council
Our community has another great opportunity to
show support for our schools on March 14.
Boundary County school administration, teachers
and support staff do an outstanding job in
educating our students for the next working
Industries and companies continue to change and
evolve into high tech equipment. Our support of
our schools ensures that we have the classes
needed to teach all of the required skills that
companies require for manufacturing their
products. The support for our schools is vital
for our employers who need the required skills
to run and operate high-tech equipment.
Employers in North Idaho continue to voice their
concerns to me that they need employees with the
skills to match their manufacturing capabilities
and products they produce. We have a great
school district in our County where so much is
provided with so little funds.
Our support of our schools is necessary for
attracting businesses that will provide the
higher earning jobs to our residents.
The levy on the ballot this year is not an
increase over the current levy passed two years
With the passage of this levy, Boundary County
will continue to be below the Idaho state
average per pupil in spending. I am continually
amazed at the job our staff does to educate our
students with the funds they receive.
My hope is that we will continue to show our
support for our schools by passing this year’s
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