ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here
Archive

Huckleberries Online

CDA School District Needs To Do Its Homework

Two things stand out from the district’s aborted attempt to relocate aging Lakes School: It didn’t realize the importance of Person Field to neighbors because it didn’t meet with them until the eleventh hour of the planning process. Nor did it have a solid plan for future use of the current school site a few blocks away. Unable to answer key questions, the district wisely decided to rebuild Lakes on the current site rather than relocate. A $50 million levy will be a tough enough sell to patrons in the current anti-tax climate without worrying about a backlash from the Person Field neighborhood.

For the rest of my editorial today re: the aborted Lakes Middle School reconstruction at Person Field, click here.

Question: Do you think the Coeur d’Alene School District will have trouble passing a capital facilities levy of $40M to $50M next spring?


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here