WILDER SCHOOL DISTRICT’S BOARD VOTES FOR PATRON TAX RELIEF.
The Wilder School District Board of Trustees voted to cap the COSSA Levy. This will potentially reduce the collection of property taxes for this supplemental levy by 25%.
Over the past few years, we have seen a skyrocketing property tax increase tied directly to our patron-approved COSSA levy. The increased funding grew significantly higher than the cost to support the COSSA program for the district. It was our responsibility to balance the need for those services with the property taxes collected. We value your continued support. This, in turn, keeps more of your hard-earned money in your pockets.
As we budget for the future, our goal is to continue reducing our dependency on local patrons. This is achieved with every dollar increase we are seeing from state-appropriated education funding. In addition, we are seeing expanded state funding from our newly opened virtual school, Idaho Future Ready Academy (IFRA).
I am excited to announce that our partnership with a local charter school has provided a substantial increase in IFRA enrollment. Our current enrollment in IFRA is approximately 200 students, putting the district's total enrollment at just over 700 students.
This is a one-of-a-kind virtual school in Idaho. In combining our mastery-based curriculum with a virtual model, there is no seat time for learning or traditional credit. Classes are personalized, and progress is based on the individual learner's understanding. With parent and teacher support, the student sets a pace for learning tailored to their abilities.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in a virtual approach to K-12 education, please reach out to Dr. Zamora
208-337-7400 option 1 on the Menu