Nampa School District, Idaho
|Nampa School District|
|Number of schools:||33|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Bob Otten|
About the districtIdaho in Canyon County. The county seat of Canyon County is Caldwell. Canyon County is home to 198,871 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Canyon County underperformed compared to the rest of Idaho in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 16.8 percent of Canyon County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.1 percent for Idaho as a whole. The median household income in Canyon County was $42,105 compared to $46,767 for the state of Idaho. The poverty rate in Canyon County was 20.4 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
The superintendent of Nampa School District is David Peterson. Hired by the board of trustees in March 2014, he officially took over the role July 1, 2014, becoming Nampa's fourth superintendent in under two years. Prior to joining the district he served as superintendent of the North Mason School District in Washington state from July 2007 to June 2014. Peterson has also been a teacher, supervisor in the office of the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, educational consultant, assistant superintendent of Oak Harbor School District and treasurer of the Washington Association of School Administrators. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington, received his superintendent credential from Seattle Pacific University and his principal credential from Western Washington University.
Nampa schools are overseen by a five-member board elected to four-year terms.
|Nampa Board of Trustees|
|Member||Zone||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
Members of the Nampa Board of Trustees are elected to four-year terms. Two seats are up for election in 2015 and three seats are up for election in 2017.
Public participation in board meetings
The Nampa Board of Trustees maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||Public Participation in Board Meeting
All regular and special meetings of the Board shall be open to the public, but any person who disturbs good order may be required to leave. The Board of Trustees encourages all citizens of the District to express their ideas and concerns. The comments of the community will be given careful consideration. In the evaluation of such comments, first priority will be District students and their educational program.
Any complaint about the District, including instruction, discipline, District personnel policy, procedure or curriculum, should be referred through proper administrative channels before it is presented to the board for consideration and action. All complaints should be resolved through proper channels in the following order:
Members of the public will not be recognized by the Chairman as the Board conducts its official business except when the Board schedules an interim public discussion period on a particular item. The Board will listen to the public but, at the same time, expects the public to listen and speak only when properly recognized.
At each Regular and Special meeting of the Board the agenda may provide time for public comment before the Board on agenda or non-agenda items at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board. Persons wishing to address the Board will be required to submit a “REQUEST TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD” form. Forms are available from the Board Clerk and will be available at each meeting.
Total time allotted for public comment will not exceed one hour. Public participation will be limited to the time allotted on the agenda. Each speaker will be limited to three (3) minutes. All speakers will be allowed to speak at least once before a speaker is allowed to address the board a second time. Public comment will be taken from the public on matters scheduled on the agenda. Should a large number of the public wish to speak on the same issue or topic, members of the public may be asked to select a representative(s) to summarize their position. Additionally, the Board Clerk will accept written comments for distribution to the Board.
Written materials for Board Members must be submitted to the Board Clerk. The written material must include the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting it. A copy of the materials that meet these requirements will be forwarded to Board Members if received by noon the Friday preceding the Board Meeting. Materials should not be sent directly to Board Members. Materials may be presented or mailed to the Board Clerk at 619 S. Canyon Street, Nampa ID 83686.
If a topic is being considered by a committee established for that purpose, the Chairman may refer the public comment to that committee. Because of the diversity of issues, members of the Board will not respond to public comment. Instead, issues may be recorded and referred to the proper staff person for follow-up. The Chairman may interrupt or terminate an individual’s statement when it is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, obscene, repetitive, or irrelevant. The Board of Trustees as a whole shall have the final decision in determining the appropriateness of all such rulings.
Nothing in this policy shall prohibit the removal of any person who willfully disrupts a meeting to the extent that orderly conduct is seriously compromised. Defamatory or abusive remarks are always out of order. The presiding officer may terminate the speaker’s privilege to address if, after being called to order, the speaker persists in improper conduct or remarks.
If a special meeting has been held to obtain public comment on a specific issue, the Chairman of the Board may not recognize speakers wishing to comment on the same topic at a regular meeting of the Board.
—Nampa School District website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Nampa School District:
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- National Center for Education Statistics, "Nampa School District," accessed December 26, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Canyon County, Idaho," accessed July 9, 2014
- Canyon County, "Election Results," accessed December 27, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Idaho ED News, "David Peterson's Move, and Nampa's Transition," July 29, 2014
- LinkedIn, "David Peterson," accessed December 27, 2014
- Nampa School District 131, "Board of Trustees," accessed December 27, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Nampa School District 131, "Board of Trustees Policy Manual - Public Participation in Board Meeting," accessed December 27, 2014
- Nampa School District, "School District Budget 2014-2015," accessed December 10, 2014