Kuna school board members on Tuesday night voted unanimously to go out to bid for a new 120-space parking lot between the support services building and Teed Elementary.
The new parking lot could be used not only for staff parking at the support services building and the elementary schools, but it would come in handy for school programs, when cars line both sides of Porter Road for its entire length.
The parking lot could also be used for sporting events, particularly Friday night football games.
District project manager Layne Saxton informed school board members that he has about $380,000 in the 2007 school bond measure with which to work on the new parking lot as well as a new parking lot at the middle school.
Saxton said he estimates the Porter Road parking lot will cost anywhere from $130,000 to $170,000, leaving about $200,000 or more to redo the middle school lot.
Building a new parking lot at the support services building became more acute this year, as the school district moved several administrators, including the superintendent, assistant superintendent, business manager and human resources officer, to the support services building, which also serves as the “bus barn” and transportation center.