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2 districts lose students, collect levies

Fourteen school districts across Idaho will collect nearly $8.7 million in emergency tax levies this year — designed to offset the demands of growth. But two of these 14 districts actually lost enrollment in 2015-16, based on fall numbers compiled by the State Department of Education. Eastern Idaho’s Bonneville School District dropped by 163 students, and no district in the state netted a larger enrollment loss. Yet Bonneville will collect more than $605,000 in emergency levies this year. It’s all allowed under state law, which allows districts to file paperwork requesting the levy, with little oversight and no questions asked/Kevin Richert, Idaho Education News. More here.

Question: I don't think something like this could happen in North Idaho. People would be scuh-reaming. Thoughts?




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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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