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Is Fifth Time The Charm In Post Falls?

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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