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Support Level High In CdA District

The level of support the Coeur d'Alene School District receives from the community it serves was noted as one of the public school system's defining characteristics Wednesday by Superintendent Matt Handelman, pictured. "I've appreciated it. I've been wowed by it," Handelman said at the start of a two-hour "State of the District" presentation at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library. The roughly 60 people who attended the event didn't have to look far for evidence of that type of strong community support. It was all around them. The information session was organized and hosted by the school district and the Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership, an independent nonprofit education advocacy group created in 2012 by local, private citizens/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Am I the only one who thinks it's swell to hear the Coeur d'Alene School District applauded the volunteer work of Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership? The group, once headed by Councilwoman Amy Evans, was used as a political football by the ideologues during the 2013 Coeur d'Alene municipal elections.

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