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CdA, Post Falls Levy Elections Today

Voters will decide today if the Coeur d'Alene School District will receive additional property tax dollars to help maintain education services for the next two years. Polls are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The district is asking voters to consider two supplemental levies on one ballot. If both measures are successfully passed, the district will receive $12.9 million per year from July 1 through June 30, 2013. A homeowner with a $200,000 home would see an estimated annual tax increase of roughly $68/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you plan to vote in a school levy today?

Lakeland, Post Falls Pull KTEC Link, Too

Here’s how Lakeland School District business manager Tom Taggart responded to Jacob Minter’s request to remove KTEC link from Web site: “We appreciate your concern and would agree that the school district should not use resources to directly promote a position, one way or the other, concerning the KTEC levy. As in other school district levies we want to provide information, while stopping short of including a “vote yes” statement in any of our materials. I have followed the link you included in your email to the KTEC site and have read the portion that includes the “Vote yes” language.  While I think this is not a legal violation, I do think it goes beyond on usual practice during elections. We will be removing the link, but keeping the other informational materials posted.”

Question: Why do you think the school districts complied so quickly to Jacob’s request?