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SR: Fresh Start For CdA School Talks

Negotiations with Coeur d’Alene teachers have taken a positive turn just two weeks into the seating of a new school board majority. The board proposed a contract Monday that was a considerable improvement over a May version that took a bone saw to health insurance benefits. Under that plan, pregnant teachers would have faced a potential $15,000 out-of-pocket extraction for having their babies. The minimum monthly premium for a plan that did not cover prescriptions would have climbed to $333. It’s a stretch to even call a plan like that “insurance.” One teacher called the offer “insanity,” which was closer to the mark. The new offer will make cuts, too, but not so deep the patient dies/Spokesman-Review Editorial Board. More here.

Question: Is that a fresh wind blowing in the Coeur d'Alene School District?

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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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