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Winton Shortfall Explained

A contractor works on the Winton Elementary School reconstruction project in the last hours of daylight on Tuesday, Dec. 30. (Press photo: Tess Freeman)

The Coeur d'Alene School Board has decided to cover a nearly $1.9 million budget shortfall for the Winton Elementary School reconstruction project. Board members voted unanimously Monday night to use its unrestricted fund balance account to assure contractors working on the Winton project that they will be paid. First, however, trustees wanted to know how exactly the administration could overlook such a large amount of expenses. Superintendent Matt Handelman took the time to recap the decision to rebuild Winton rather than remodel the school/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Will this snafu affect the $15M/yr, 2-year supplemental levy this spring?

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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