As a bond measure seeking $30.9 million in funding for school construction projects in Payette failed in March, Payette School District was presented a unique opportunity:
The Ledington family of Payette gave the district a gift to help with much needed work at Payette High School.
“The Ledington Property was an opportunity presented to the district by the Ledington family when we were attempting to pass the bond to build a new high school and career technical education center,” according to Board Clerk Barbara Choate. “Because the plan for the high school was to retain a portion of the existing building, the design was a tear down and rebuild on the same site.”
To prepare for such a rebuild, the Ledington property is being cleared to make room for an alternate point of access to Payette High.
“The Ledington property structures are old and have no value so they are in the process of being torn down to prevent any vandalism,” says Choate. “Once they are torn down, the ground will be leveled and prepped to become an alternate access to the high school sometime in the future.”
Until further attempts to find funding succeed, the space will remain vacant.
No date has been set for running another bond measure.