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Kootenai County school levies pass

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene school district voters on Tuesday approved a two-year, $20 million levy for various programs and building maintenance.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the tally was 4,278 yes votes to 1,867 no votes.

Most of the money, $16 million, will fund existing programs such as nurses, mental health services, music and art classes, building maintenance and school resource officers.

About $2.5 million will go to pay increases for teachers and staff that will an average 4.1 percent.

In Post Falls, voters passed a supplemental two-year, $4.95 million levy to continue operating the schools. About 74 percent of ballots case were in favor.

Post Falls School District voters also passed a $19 million bond, which will fund a new elementary school. About 74 percent of voters voted in favor.

Voters in the Lakeland and Plummer-Worley school districts also approved levies.

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