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Press: Safety First For School Kids

Seeking additional taxpayer dollars to strengthen school security isn't a knee-jerk reaction; it's the right thing to do. Taxpayers should prepare to pitch in, ensuring North Idaho school kids are as safe as possible. Districts nationwide are considering additional safety measures in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Coeur d'Alene School District is planning to tack roughly $1 million onto its supplemental maintenance and operations levy, which will go before voters on March 12. Other districts in the area are considering further security investment, as well. If taxpayers approve it, Coeur d'Alene's $1 million will pay for a variety of safety efforts, from additional police officers in schools to bulletproof glass in strategic places. The district's school board will decide by Jan. 24 how to word the levy request/Coeur d'Alene Press Editorial Board. More here.

Question: Do you think it's a slam-dunk that Coeur d'Alene School District patrons favor adding $1 million in levy costs for security measures?

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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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