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CdA, PF, Bonner Levies Pass

Voters in the Coeur d'Alene School District gave a double thumbs-up Tuesday to a pair of supplemental levies that will increase property taxes for two years, and bolster the district's general fund by $12.9 million per year. "A big thank you to our community for once again supporting us in tough times," said Superintendent Hazel Bauman. Ballot Option 1, a $7.8 million levy to replace an expiring levy, was approved by a vote of 6,882-3,790, reflecting a 64.49 percent margin. Ballot Option 2, a $5 million levy to cover an additional shortfall created by the loss of one-time stimulus funds and reserves the district has already used, was approved by a vote of 5,873-981, reflecting an 85.69 percent margin/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

  • Originally posted 9:39 p.m. Tuesday (w/updates until 12:10 this morning)

Question: Do these results mean that North Idahoans appreciate public educators more than their legislators do?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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