Voters in the Lakeland School District were close late Tuesday to approving a supplemental levy aimed at establishing a hot lunch program.
The $750,000, one-year levy was passing with 63 percent yes votes, with seven of eight polling places reporting. Also passing, with 74 percent of the vote, was an $18,000 levy to fund activities buses.
In the Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai school districts, voters agreed to pay additional property taxes to keep schools operating at current levels.
A two-year, $2.97 million per year levy passed in Coeur d’Alene, winning 73 percent of the vote. The final tally was 2,863-1,019.
Harrison-area residents renewed a two-year, $175,000-per-year supplemental levy for the Kootenai School District. The vote was 175-38, an 82 percent approval rate.
Eight school districts also held trustee elections on Tuesday. The results:
Bonner County: Both incumbents were defeated. Trustee Rebecca Hawkins lost to Jerry Owens, 138 votes to 208; Bill Osmunson was defeated by Tom Fuhriman, 53-290.
Boundary County: Incumbent Tom Foust held onto his seat, drawing 23 votes to John Lindberg’s 14.
Kellogg: Dale Jacobs defeated incumbent Pam Worth, 19-12; incumbent Susan Costa held her seat, netting 105 votes to Mike Stevenson’s 14.
Kootenai: Incumbent Jean Dohrman defeated Angela Wilson, 49-41.
Lakeland: Incumbent Joyce Nowacki, who represents Hauser Lake and Hidden Valley, beat two challengers. Her 139 votes topped George Riffle Jr.’s 77 and Lucy Zychek’s 49. In the Rathdrum area, Brenda Schweikert and Larry Brown are running against incumbent Harry Selby. Results were not available.
Plummer/Worley: Randy Holt defeated Joe Wienclaw, 24-15. They competed for the trustee seat being vacated by David Harding.
Post Falls: Charles Eberle defeated Rose Worsfold, 42-22, for the trustee seat being vacated by Bob Ickes.
St. Maries: Challenger Charles E. “Eddie” Eppler defeated incumbent Scott Burpee, 108-26. Sally Danielson ran unopposed as a last-minute write-in candidate in her zone.