On Tuesday (May 17) in their regularly scheduled May board meeting, College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Board of Trustees reviewed and approved a proposed zone map to comply with a new state law, House Bill 512, which requires Idaho’s community colleges to divide their respective taxing districts into five zones nearly equal in population as practicable. The proposed trustee zones will now be provided to the State Board of Education for final consideration in their June meeting.
In the April Trustee meeting, the CWI Board was presented three options by the College’s Geographic Information Systems and Geography Faculty member, Bryan Krouse, based on 2010 census data for Ada and Canyon Counties. The Board selected one option that provided the best representation of the communities they serve. Trustees shared its top option with the public to gather feedback on the proposed Trustee Zone for CWI. Based on feedback, the Board made slight modifications to better align with voter precincts.