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CdA Trustees: A Lack Of Democracy

The Coeur d’Alene school board is out of control. Populated almost entirely by appointees, apparently board members are confused about the concept of representative democracy… A prime example? They recently voted to disband PYP (a parent-funded program at one of our schools of choice) after refusing to do a community survey evaluating the program — despite a petition with more than 700 signatures begging them to get broad input first. At the most recent meeting, they voted to sell Person Field, pushing for a vote despite the fact that city representatives (scheduled to meet with them) had not yet arrived. As a citizen this scares me. It’s like something out of a bad movie/Barbara Hallett of Coeur d'Alene, letters to the editor, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think the Coeur d'Alene School Board will remain controversial through next spring when the 3 appointed members will face the voters?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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