On a motion by appointed Trustee James Purtee and seconded by appointed Trustee Jim Hightower, the Coeur d'Alene School Board voted unanimously to end the Primary Years Programme from Hayden Meadows Elementary at the end of the 2012-13 school year. The 5-0 vote was taken tonight after hours of impassioned public testimony and lengthy statements from at least two School Board members. Christa Hazel reported on the meeting for Huckleberries Online. You can read her real-time report in this post and the comments section below it here.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.