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North Idaho school patrons go to polls

Morning sun shines on Kellogg Middle School in Kellogg, Idaho on Thursday, November 10, 2016. The Kellogg School District has shut down operations after dozens students have missed several days following an influx of influenza cases, according to the school’s website. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Morning sun shines on Kellogg Middle School in Kellogg, Idaho on Thursday, November 10, 2016. The Kellogg School District has shut down operations after dozens students have missed several days following an influx of influenza cases, according to the school’s website. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
By Mary Stone Tribune News Service

North central Idaho voters in several school districts have choices to make Tuesday.

There are school board races on the ballot in half a dozen area districts and levy elections in the Whitepine, Troy, Nezperce, Cottonwood and Salmon River school districts.

School levies

Troy

Troy School District voters will weigh in on a one-year, $995,000 supplemental levy – the same total as last year. The estimated rate is $7.07 per $1,000 of assessed market value, after the homeowner’s exemption. The owner of a home valued at $200,000 would pay property tax on approximately $100,000 after the exemption, putting the tax for one year at about $707.

Cottonwood

The Cottonwood School District is running the same one-year, $350,000 levy it did last year. At the estimated rate of $2.28 per $1,000 of taxable value, the cost for a home valued at $200,000 would be about $228 for the year, after the homeowner’s exemption.

Nezperce

The proposed one-year, $445,000 levy for the Nezperce School District is $30,000 less than last year. The estimated rate of $3.70 per $1,000 of market value puts taxes for a $200,000 home at about $370 after the homeowner’s exemption.

Salmon River

The Salmon River School District also is asking for a smaller amount this year. The proposed one-year, $525,000 levy is $20,000 less than last year. At an estimated rate of $3.95 per $1,000 of taxable value, the tax for a $200,000 home would be about $395 for the year, after the homeowner’s exemption.

School board elections

Genesee

Harlan G. Zenner is challenging incumbent Susan Rigg in Genesee School District’s Zone 4.

Highland

Chad Knowlton and Luke Lowe are running for the Zone 5 position. Incumbent Nathan Stigum is not running.

Kamiah

Incumbent Sharlene Johnson faces challenger Donald Ray Skinner Jr. for the Zone 4 position on the Kamiah School Board.

Lapwai

In the Lapwai School District, Delray Kipp and David F. Penney are running against incumbent Thunder Garcia for the Zone 1 seat.

Potlatch

Tyrell K. Winther and John Henry Carpenter are running for the Zone 5 position in the Potlatch School District. Incumbent Shirley Ackerman is not running.

Troy

Troy School Board vice-chairman James D. Fry Jr. faces challenger Shahna Paul for his Zone 1 position.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Those interested in more information about Tuesday’s election should contact their county clerk’s office.

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