The GUARDIAN posting about impending layoffs at the sprawling, but sparsely populated Garden Valley School District north of Boise drew attention of media and school patron who attended the Monday school board meeting.
The board delayed the proposed layoffs of teachers and other staff. Our insider reports a standing room only crowd of orderly citizens attended the meeting. Several spoke against the layoffs and there appeared to be little or no support. When it came time to consider the layoffs, none of the board members would offer a motion. So for now at least it has died for lack of consideration.
The district is financially pinched due to reductions in state aid and failure of a levy over ride election in March. Several patrons who voted against the levy have told the GUARDIAN they would vote in favor of an over ride if it were properly justified to them.
We have obtained the official current personnel breakdown of the district and will also update this post as more info becomes available.
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