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Caldwell closes Lincoln Elementary School after failed levy [Video]

The elementary school’s staff and students will be relocated to the district’s other five elementary schools for the upcoming year.

CALDWELL, Idaho — This article originally appeared in the Idaho Press

Election results are in, and residents did not vote to renew the Caldwell School District’s $4.1 million levy. As a direct result, the CSD announced a list of cost-saving measures, including the immediate closure of one of its schools. 

The closure of Lincoln Elementary School is slated for this fall, according to a district communication sent to staff and parents. The elementary school’s staff and students will be relocated to the district’s other five elementary schools for the upcoming year.

According to the communication, the decision follows the failed renewal of the levy as well as a reduction of state funding by $5.5 million. 

The district will also be reconfiguring its middle schools. Syringa Middle School will now serve seventh and eighth grades. Jefferson Middle School will serve fifth- …

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