I agree with Amy.
I have to say;In any area you live in,there is always going to be things that you don't like.
I personally like the idea of a school for kids at risk,as it tells me the community is working to help solve their problems and aren't covering it up,shoving this aside to have someone else deal with.
It creates "community" involvement.We have to all be a part of our "communities".If this isn't what you want? you might as well wrap yourself up in bubble wrap and close the door.
You will miss out on a lot of awesome people and experiences.
We are looking for a home in Nampa,as the cost of real estate is more reasonable,it still has the small town feel to it,and yes? it has some things which may not be desirable to all.
I have lived in both Nampa and Boise in the past,and we are moving from Minnesota which also has many undesirable issues,etc.
Idaho is the best place in my opinion to live,so much to offer everyone!
I can't wait until we sell our home in Minnesota and move to the great state of Idaho( and Nampa area).