Post Falls school officials are hoping three is the magic number for bond levy attempts.
The school board agreed Tuesday night to go ahead with plans for a $15.8 million bond election in March to build a new high school.
The school district has experienced steady growth in student population in the past five years.
In an attempt to keep up, the district has failed to pass two construction bond levies since its last successful one in 1992.
The latest proposal calls for a two-part ballot that would allow voters to choose a bare-bones version of a high school for $15.8 million, or add another $1.94 million for an auditorium, football stadium and a track.
“We felt the package had a better chance if we split it into Part A and Part B,” Superintendent Richard Harris told trustees.
The total amount - $17.7 million - is about $350,000 less than the 1994 high school bond proposal.
A representative from Architects West described the proposed design for the high school as “a very straight-forward, pragmatic, no-nonsense approach.”
A new high school would alleviate crowded conditions in all grade levels, officials said.