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School Board To Discuss Luna Laws

Update: Christa Hazel is covering School Board meeting live for HucksOnline,

The Coeur d'Alene School Board is now meeting to discuss taking a position on the three ballot propositions associated with the Luna Laws.

  • 6 p.m. You can follow the rest of Christa's coverge in the comments section.
  • 5:36 p.m. Superintendent Bauman reports that our district received an AA2 rating from Moody's for our bonds.  This is the highest bond rating for any school district in Idaho but for 1, which was AA1 for a charter school in Boise that didn't require an election..  Third party Moody's, gives our district this high rating because our financials are strong.
  • 5:29 p.m. Noticeably absent from tonight's meeting audience.
  • 5:28 p.m. Public comment on non-agenda items has concluded. The Superintendent's report plus Trustee comments are coming up soon. Estimated around 7:20 will be Props 1,2&3 discussion.  Public comment regarding this agenda item will take place at that time.
  • 5:24 p.m. A few Hayden Meadow parents signed up to speak during public comment of non-agenda items. Quite a few teachers are in attendance. Jim Purtee is absent from the meeting.
  • 5:23 p.m. Angie Phillips asks the Board if the school board took into account the June 2010 IB/PYP Ad-Hoc Committe that addressed 7 in-depth questions resulting in 50-ish pages of analysis per question studying the impact of IB/PYP.  She requested a personal reply from each board member on how this report played into their decision. Full statement here.
  • 5:13 p.m. Tony Perka speaks to the Luna Laws.  He asks if the school board has looked to the Boise School Board, who has a reasoned statement against the Luna Laws.  He refers to "poli-tricks" involved with the Luna Laws.  Claims Rep. Hammond stated nothing would change but Mr. Perka believes that this was a lie.

Question: Do you think the Coeur d'Alene School Board will take a position on the Luna Laws? Which way will the trustees come down, if they do?




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