Residents in the West-Ada School District will be asked to vote on a $104 million bond that would finance a new elementary school, two middle schools and a remodeling of Meridian High School.
Voters living in Eagle, a portion of Garden City, West Boise, Star, Meridian, North Kuna and unincorporated Ada County are eligible to vote. To find out if you are eligible, you can check the Ada County Assessor’s website here. You can search your residence by address. Once you have located your residence, click on the Tax Districts tab. If School District No. 2 is listed, then you’re eligible to vote in the election.
Polls are open on Election Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The first proposed middle school would be located on the west side of Stoddard Road, across from the Bear Creek Subdivision. The second would be located north of Beacon Light Road and East of Pollard lane in Star, Idaho. The schools would relieve overcrowding at Lake Hazel Middle School which has currently 1,442 students in a facility that was built for 1,000. The middle school in Star would be ready for operations in 2016 and the other school would be open in fall of 2018.
The elementary school that would be built would help reduce overcrowding at Sienda, Mary McPherson, Lake Hazel, Desert Sage, and Silver Sage Elementary. The new school would be built either at Eagle and Amity or on the west side of Linder south of Overland.