Board discusses bond challenges, future plans

School bond approval tough post-pandemic, election timing key

CHENEY – It’s not easy for School Boards to pass a bond or tax levy in the wake of the 2020 coronavirus shutdowns.

D.A. Davidson Managing Director Cory Plager highlighted the challenges in gaining bond approval during the School Board meeting May 22.

Despite rising property values and increased support, the district also faces hurdles in passing necessary bonds, especially outside of presidential election years, Plager said.

Plager promoted running the bond in the November election, citing it as easier for validation compared to August when teacher involvement is limited.

The board is planning...

 

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