The Lakeland School District will get a school lunch program if voters approve a $725,000 supplemental levy on May 20.
The district, which serves the communities of Rathdrum, Spirit Lake and Athol, has not been able to offer lunches because schools lack adequate kitchens.
The school board approved the election this week. The money would be used to remodel and expand the annex building at Mountain View alternative school, which then would serve as a districtwide food preparation kitchen.
Kitchens at the other schools would be remodeled and equipped to serve food. Vehicles would be purchased to transport the meals.
A simple majority of “yes” votes is needed for the measure to pass. The owner of a house with $100,000 market value and a homeowner’s exemption would pay an additional $47 for one year only, school officials said.
People interested in helping distribute information about the election are being invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. April 24 in the John Brown Elementary library. , DataTimes