March 19, 1998 in Nation/World

Is Fifth Time The Charm In Post Falls?

Laura Shireman Staff writer
 

Tuesday’s election will be the fifth time the Post Falls School District has asked for voters to give it a new high school, counting previous requests in 1985, 1994 and twice in 1996.

During the last election, the issue failed by 4.2 percent - about 216 votes.

The district has put bond issues for school construction or renovation on the ballot 10 times since 1975, passing four of those issues.

Feb. 4, 1975 - $840,000 bond passed to add to Post Falls High School and Seltice Elementary. Yes votes: 79.5 percent. No: 20.5 percent.

Aug. 14, 1976 - $1.33 million bond passed to build Ponderosa Elementary School, to add to Post Falls Junior High School and to build the high school gym and music room. Yes: 78 percent. No: 22 percent.

Oct. 9, 1979 - $2.73 million bond failed to build additions to Seltice Elementary and the high school. Yes: 57 percent. No: 43 percent.

April 29, 1980 - $2.73 million bond passed to build additions to Seltice Elementary and the high school. Yes: 67 percent. No: 32 percent.

May 15, 1985 - $8 million bond failed to build a new high school. Yes: 38 percent. No: 62 percent.

June 8, 1990 - $3.67 million bond failed to build a new elementary school. Yes: 54 percent. No: 46 percent.

May 5, 1992 - $5.13 million bond passed to build a new elementary school, a high school track and two gyms. Yes: 67.5 percent. No: 32.5.

May 3, 1994 - $18.15 million bond failed to build a new high school and renovate the existing high school. Yes: 49 percent. No: 51 percent.

March 26, 1996 - $15.8 million bond failed to build a new high school, an auditorium and athletic complex. Yes: 62.6 percent. No: 37.4 percent.

Oct. 8, 1996 - $15.8 million bond failed to build a new high school, an auditorium and an athletic complex. Yes: 62.5 percent. No: 37.5 percent.

, DataTimes


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