Nampa schools still addressing $4.5 M budget gap

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 7:53 AM

NAMPA -- The Nampa School District is still wrestling with a $4.5 million budget deficit that prompted its top official to resign earlier this year.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports district leaders plan to meet Tuesday, to mull solutions to filling the gap that emerged as a surprise at the state's third-largest school district in August.

Superintendent Gary Larsen quit after 18 years in the job.

Though no teachers are being laid off this year, district officials say drastic measures are necessary to the current $68.7 million spending plan.

There are still questions over whether Nampa can declare a financial emergency.

Interim Superintendent Thomas Michaelson says numerous options are on the table, including furloughs, restructuring bond payments and a supplemental levy in which taxpayers would be asked to make up the difference.

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