Members of the Blaine County School District’s school board and Finance Committee will meet to weigh public input and refine a prospective plant facilities levy pitch tonight, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Community Campus in Hailey.

As drafted, the $40 million proposal would pay for maintenance, technology and construction over the next 10 years.

So far, the district has collected public feedback through three public listening sessions and an online form. That input produced two pages of concerns for the trustees to comb through before finalizing the plan.

All of the information is available online through in the agenda packet accompanying Wednesday’s special meeting. (To review it yourself, type bit.ly/2rUYl6M into your web browser.)

The meeting will be the last time outgoing board Chairwoman Ellen Mandeville and Ryan Degn will weigh in as trustees. Their replacements, Keith Roark, of Hailey, and Amber Larna, of Carey, won’t have much time from the start of their January terms to finalize the plan; the current plant facilities levy lapses in 2020, meaning the district has until the end of August to either replace it or carve out money from other funds to cover costs.

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