Dear Community Members, Parents, and Staff,
Troy School District #287 is soliciting community, parent, and staff input regarding the budget and levy for the school year 2014-15.
We currently have two supplemental levies. One supplemental Levy is $907,000 which is being used for operational purposes during the 2013-14 school year. This levy was passed in May of 2013.
We also passed a supplemental levy in August 2013 to pay for the repair and resurface of Trojan Drive for the amount of $99,000. The repair and resurfacing of Trojan Drive will take place during the summer of 2014 (we are currently accepting bids for the job).
Therefore, both levies ($907,000 + $99,000) equal $1,006,000.00
Troy School District relies on the annual supplemental levy for approximately 28% of our budget. Because the community votes for and pays for the Levy we are soliciting your input for our budget and levy for the school year 2014-15.
The budget committee will take the recommendations from the survey into consideration and pass your thoughts and recommendations on to the Troy School Board.
As our student population declines and state and federal revenue decreases, we have to make some difficult decisions for the school year 2014-15
We appreciate your input.
Christy Castro, Ph.D.
Troy School District #287
Special Education Director
Troy School District serves over 315 students in one elementary school and a combined middle and high school. The District is governed by a five member Board of Trustees elected by the patrons of the District.
Troy is located eleven miles east of Moscow, Idaho, home of the University of Idaho and twenty-five miles east of Pullman, Washington, home to Washington State University. Set in a town of about 1000, the Troy School District encompasses approximately 85 square miles. The Troy Elementary School was built in 1995 and a new junior/senior high school facility was opened for fall 2003 classes.
Troy residents enjoy a peaceful lifestyle in this small town. Troy has a strong sense of community. It is surrounded on the west and south by rolling farmland of the Palouse and on the north and east by some of Idaho's most unspoiled forest areas. For the avid outdoorsman, the area offers unlimited recreational opportunities. For those interested in the arts, the universities provide a diverse schedule of events. Troy School District patrons are extremely supportive of their children's future.
To provide educational opportunities for every student that emphasize the principles of learning for a lifetime, respect for community and tradition, and pursuit of excellence.