Taut plan will be divided into 3 phases and funded with interest free levy

LEWISTON, ID - The group Tax Payers Against Unfair Taxation, also known as TAUT, released their plan for a remodel of Lewiston High School.

The plan is divided into three phases, the first step of the phase calls for the construction of a $15 million STEM building, which will house science, technology, engineering and math departments. TAUT Chairman David Estes said that the proposed plan will save taxpayers money, since it would be funded by an interest free levy. The TAUT plan is in contrast with the school district's plan for a bond to fund construction.

"The old school bond failed, because they wanted to get in there and build a new high school for $52 million," said Estes. "And people were like Whoa, we're not going to be putting out that kind of money right now."

The full plan will be unveiled Thursday night, in hopes of gaining the public's support. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Lewiston Community Center.