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Fri., Nov. 22, 2013, 1:47 p.m.

School Board May Cut Taxes $450K

In a news release from the Coeur d'Alene School District, spokeswoman explains why the trustees will seek to reduce taxes by $450,000 when it meets in December:

The school board directed the district to make certain that this agreement (with the Coeur d'Alene Education Association) also reflects the intent to give money back to the taxpayers who take care of making our school district successful. The school board will take action at their December meeting to authorize the district to reduce the taxes that the school district will collect next fall by $450,000.  This reduction will offset the emergency levy that was approved by the school board in September.  The district will be able to do this as the new agreement includes enough one-time expenses to allow the district to budget accordingly for next year. “We want to continue to do the right thing at the right time with the information we have,” shared Trustee Dave Eubanks.  Board members concurred. Full release here.

Question: Good move by Coeur d'Alene School Board to consider cutting taxes by the amount of the emergency levy approved in September?

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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.