Veterans Day assembly in Shoshone

Students cover their hearts while the American flag is presented during a Veterans Day assembly in November 2016 at Shoshone School.


SHOSHONE — Shoshone voters: It’s Election Day Tuesday, and you’ll be asked to decide on a $6 million school bond.

The Shoshone School District is seeking a bond to pay for a school remodeling project, new multipurpose building, and new spaces for vocational and alternative school classes.

Polling places are open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Shoshone is the only south-central Idaho school district with a ballot measure for this election.

Shoshone’s school board decided in mid-June to pursue a bond. The measure requires a two-thirds supermajority vote, 66.67 percent, to pass.

Voters paid off a bond for the existing school building one year ago. If the new bond is approved, tax rates will revert back to near that previous level.

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The $6 million measure would pay for a new multipurpose building — including a stage and gymnasium — plus a new vocational building and a small building with a couple of alternative school classrooms.

It would also pay for remodeling to the existing school, including separate building entrances and offices for the elementary school and junior high/high school.

And it would create more areas for small group instruction and a new area for deliveries to the school.


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