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Future of old Hayden school at stake

School trustees in Coeur d’Alene aren’t ready to let go of the currently unused Hayden Lake Elementary School. "We have to be really careful here folks," said Trustee Dave Eubanks, during Monday’s school board meeting. "I think we need to hang on to Hayden Lake Elementary School as a bird in the hand." Selling the property was part of a Long Range Planning Committee proposal to address population growth in the northwest section of the district by building new schools and upgrading some existing facilities. The committee recommended securing financing for the plan by selling a 10-acre district-owned property on Thomas Lane in Coeur d'Alene and putting a $25 million bond levy before voters in August. However, the trustees were overwhelmingly opposed to the notion of presenting a bond to voter/Keith Cousins, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Should the school district sell the Hayden Lake Elementary School building and grounds?

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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