PROM 2016


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Prom photos compliments of Angie Bumgarner.







 The ladies of FCCLA visited the Ronald McDonald House while competing at FCCLA State competition.  Partner groups Josey Jones, Larissa Hansen, and Lauryn Mitchell; and Beth Gladhart and Bailey Baine earned top gold honors.  While Karli Hansen and Madison Piper earned Gold.  All of the ladies qualified for Nationals in San Deigo, CA!  Congrats to the teams and their adviser Mrs. Warren.


 April Happenings:

4-4:  Back to School

4-4:  1st Day Jr. High Track Prac

4-5:  HS Track Meet in Weiser

4-6-4-9:  FCCLA State

4-8:  Student Work Day 8am-noon

4-11:  4-H Meeting 6:30

4-12:  JRH Girls BBball Banquet 7pm MPR

4-14:  HS Track Parma

4-15:  JRH Track Meet in Riggins

4-16:  Pfeff Invite in Lapwai

4-16 & 17:  HS Rodeo in Weiser

4-18:  Board Meeting 7pm Conference Room

4-19:  2nd & 3rd Field Trip Celebration Park

4-21:  GBB Banquet

4-22:  JRH Track Meet in Riggins

4-22:  Prom in Cambridge 8-Midnight

4-25-4-26:  IRI Testing K-3

4-25:  Cooperative Board Meeting in Cambridge

4-28:  HS Track Meet Weiser

4-29:  JRH Track Meet in Riggins

 Mr. Hansen

Mr. Hansen shared with 4th and 5th graders information about his occupation as a government trapper.


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 The 2nd and 3rd grade students took a field trip to Celebration Park.




Job Openings

The District is looking to hire a Career/College Readiness Counselor and Compliance Officer.  Preference will be given to an individual with or whom qualifies for a CTE endorsement.  Please fill out the application posted below and return with a resume to Superintendent Jim Warren (  If you have questions please call the school at 208-355-2234.

The district is also in need of a Jr. High Volleyball Coach and a high school Assistant Girl’s Basketball Coach.  Interested applicants for either position please fill out the application posted below and return with a resume to Principal/Athletic Director KyLee Morris (  If you have questions please call the school at 208-355-2234.


Property Tax Support

I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes. ~Mark Twain

A couple of months back, there was a Facebook post in which a Midvale patron expressed their astonishment about how little property tax they paid that went to support their local school. I suspect that in prior years we may have paid our property tax without looking at the specifics of how much and what taxing entity our tax dollar was supporting. It is also likely that many property owners are under the assumption that a large portion of their property tax goes to support their local school. Unlike most taxes that we pay to the State or Federal government, the County and Local property tax notice is transparent and gives a detailed breakout of what our property tax dollars go to support.

The table below shows the levy rate, amount and percentage of property taxes paid based on $100,000 of assessed property value for the Midvale and Cambridge taxing districts.

Midvale School Taxing District Tax paid/


% 0f Property Tax Support Cambridge School Taxing


Tax paid/ $100,000 % of Property Tax Support
County $ 552.37 72.2% County $ 552.37 63%
Midvale School Tort $ 11.04 1.4 % School


$132.19 15%
Road & Bridge $ 62.62 8.2% Road & Bridge $ 62.62 7.1%
Special Bridge $ 20.00 2.6% Special Bridge $ 20.00 2.3%
Midvale Cemetery $ 24.28 3.2% Salubria


$21.07 2.4%

Fire District

$ 66.80 8.7% Cambridge

Fire Dist.

$46.02 5.3%
Midvale Library $ 20.34 2.7% Cambridge


$35.20 4%


$ 7.65 1% Flood


$ 7.65 .9%


Midvale Board trustees have made every effort to preserve a low property tax rate, which currently is the lowest of the 115 school districts in the state. The board can certify an emergency levy without a vote, in years when the schools enrollment increases.  For several years the board has declined to implement these emergency levies, although the District qualified to do so.  For the current year, the school will receive a total of $13,751 from local property tax.  This entire amount will be used to pay the district’s annual liability insurance premiums.  In contrast, 94 of the 115 Idaho school districts currently have additional local levies that support their school operations.  Even without additional property tax support, the Midvale school has continued to maintain a highly qualified staff and quality student programs, preserving its status of one of the top rated schools in the state.

Board trustees are currently considering asking district patrons for their support of a levy in August to fund the completion of the interior components of the new secondary school and gymnasium.  The trustees are committed to continuing to provide quality educational opportunities for our community students. The new facility will insure that those opportunities are available for future generations, and although unpopular, property tax is the only method at the schools disposal to complete this project in a timely manner.