The Treasure Valley population is growing at a strong rate. With Meridian seeing a huge jump (I thinks those ‘Best in the Country’ nods are to blame). So with an increase in families coming to our area, the schools are seeing a big enrollment growth. According to the Idaho Statesman, four of the five  West Ada School District’s high schools “are at or over capacity, especially Rocky Mountain and Eagle high schools.”

Voters in yesterday’s election approved a budget that’s going to significantly address the overcrowding situation. The Statesman reports that  a $95 million bond and a $14 million levy were approved; making it possible for West Ada School district to build a new $60 million high school (near Ustick and McDermott roads) as well as a a $16 million elementary school (Blackcat Road between Chinden Boulevard and McMillan Road), among other projects

The $14 million, according to the Statesman, will be used “to bring back teaching and staff positions, as well as other programming, lost due to budget cuts [...].”