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Same Price Tag On Levy, But Impact May Be Less

The Coeur d’Alene School District will ask voters to approve a two-year supplemental levy this spring. The amount is the same as voters approved last time: $2.97 million each year. …


Deadline Looms For School Board Candidates

The deadline is approaching for North Idaho residents wishing to run for positions on their local school boards. Declarations of candidacy are due before April 19 at school district offices. …


Absentee Ballots Fail To Push Newport School Levy To Victory

Defeat of a two-year operating levy for the Newport School District apparently was sealed when 109 more ballots were counted and support declined slightly. The ballots included 45 that couldn’t …


Nine Mile Falls Bond On Ballot Today

Nine Mile Falls voters are being asked to approve a property tax hike today to pay for a new middle school. The $6.5 million bond issue proposal on Tuesday’s ballot …


School Reforms Rejected

School initiatives Washington voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected dramatic public school reform - initiatives that would have created charter schools and the nation’s first statewide voucher system. Each initiative was opposed …


Chamberlain Appears Likely To Win Seat On Nic Board Of Trustees

North Idaho College trustee Former state legislator and Senator Barb Chamberlain appeared Tuesday to be winning her bid to serve on the North Idaho College Board of Trustees. Early results …


School, 911 Issues Also On Ballot

Besides electing county officials, Bonner County voters will have two other issues to decide on Tuesday. The school district is asking for a nearly $1 million levy to repair badly …


New School Levies On Ballot

A pair of north Spokane County school districts are trying to stretch their property tax dollars. Riverside School District has a $2.8 million construction bond on the Nov. 5 ballot.


Schools To Test Four-Period Schedule

Central Valley and University high schools will try a four-period schedule for one week in November. The pilot project, which will run Nov. 20-27, is part of a year-long study …


New Class Of Schools On Ballot Charter Schools Get Rave Reviews In Other States, But Critics Fear I-177 Will Drain Off Money, Talent

Jim Spady’s public school would be small, maybe 30 students. The Seattle businessman would hire at least two teachers to keep class sizes down, and then enroll his own two …


Districts Seek Bonds To Construct Schools

Voters in two North Idaho school districts will decide Tuesday whether to build new schools. The Kootenai Joint District wants to build a high school at Harrison, where the junior …


Hopes For Schools Fade In Early Returns Post Falls, Lakeland Bond Levies Falling Short

Jared Conrad, 4, checks out the action at the Post Falls Kindercenter as his mon, Vi, votes. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


UW Offers Abortion Class For First Time Elective Course Geared Toward Helping Future Doctors Deal With Patients, Emotions

The University of Washington School of Medicine has included abortion and training in teaching curriculum for years, but this year an organized class on the subject is being offered for …


Post Falls Schools Hope Third Time A Charm District Officials Believe They Have Proposals That Will Please Voters After 2 Previous Defeats

Post Falls High School students use one of their gymnasiums as a second cafeteria to ease overcrowding. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


School Reforms Are A Hard Sale Voucher, Charter School Advocates Play To Tough Crowd At Spokane Community College

Education debate. Sarah Beyersdorf listens to her opponent, Ron Taber, sum up during a debate on school vouchers Tuesday night at Spokane Community College. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review <


School Bond Opponent Embraces New Proposal Developer Devoted To Getting Out ” Vote For Lakeland District

FOR THE RECORD (October 1, 1996): The Lakeland School District bond election will be Tuesday, Oct. 8. The date was given incorrectly in a Monday article. After being an energetic …


Absentee Ballots Fail To Save Kettle Falls School Bond Effort

Absentee ballots had no effect on a Kettle Falls school bond measure when they were counted Friday. The $425,000 bond proposal still was just shy of the necessary 60 percent …


Initial Vote Indicates Liberty Voters Nix Bond Proposal

For the seventh time in three years, voters in the Liberty School District apparently have rejected a construction bond issue to house growing enrollment. The latest proposal included a new …


Riverside Will Try Bond Again In November

A Riverside School District bond proposal defeated Sept. 17 will reappear on the Nov. 5 ballot. Administrators hope heavy campaigning and a smaller price tag will turn no votes into …


Bond Backers Call In The Pros Political Experts Help Schools Meet Supermajority Requirements

Getting out the message. Supporters of the Post Falls bond issues make a television commercial under the direction of Jim Duram of Century Communications. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Two-Thirds Rule Called Unfair, Indispensable

It’s not fair, says Linda Holehan, a mother involved in a third campaign to replace her town’s overcrowded high school. It’s a godsend, counters Dee Lawless, who fears people are …


Lakeland Schools To Put Modified Bond To Voters District Wants To Build Combined Junior-Senior High, Add Classrooms

Lakeland school officials have modified building plans in the wake of last spring’s failed bond issue. Instead of building a junior high at Spirit Lake, the school district is proposing …


Fox Wants Sales Tax Hiked To Build Schools

State schools superintendent Anne Fox says she will ask the next Legislature to raise the state sales tax by one-half percent to provide money for local school district facilities. A …


Bonner, Boundary Voters Reject Levies Decision Likely Means Classrooms Will Close, Programs Will Be Cut This Fall

Voters in Bonner and Boundary counties turned down school levies Tuesday night, probably forcing the districts to cut programs and close classrooms this fall. Opposition to the levies in both …


Post Falls, Lakeland To Ask Voters For New Schools Again

Two fast-growing school districts in western Kootenai County - Post Falls and Lakeland - are going back to the voters Oct. 8, seeking property tax increases to build new schools. …


Changes Ordered In School Initiative Description

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Richard Hicks has ordered the state to change what it plans to tell voters casting ballots in November on charter schools Initiative 177, a victory …


State Schools Race Attracts Large Field

Choice may or may not be coming to Washington’s public schools, but choices abound for voters picking a new state schools chief. Six of the candidates vying to replace outgoing …


Boundary Schools Try Levy Vote Again

For the second time in a month, Boundary County residents will vote today on a $528,211 supplemental levy to keep public schools operating at their current level. The levy failed …


Boundary County School Levy Narrowly Rejected

In Boundary County, voters narrowly rejected a $528,211 maintenance and operation levy. Residents cast 832 votes against the measure and 811 for it. The levy needed only a simple majority …


Coin Toss To Decide Lakeland School Seat

A coin toss will determine whether William Reese or incumbent Don Soltman represents the Garwood/Twin Lakes/Prairie area on the Lakeland School District board of trustees. Current board members will toss …