Marianne Love, a retired Bonner County educator, recently had this to say, “We may be in a pandemic, and there are many questions about how public education is going to look this fall, but there will always be a need for education.”
She wants everyone to sign the Reclaim Idaho petition to help fund Idaho schools. This initiative would increase education funding in Idaho by $170 million each year with no new taxes for anyone making less than $250,000 per year and no increases to property taxes.
This money would be distributed to local school districts who could then use it for specific items such as career-technical courses, classroom materials and free, full-day kindergarten to name a few. LPOSD would see $2 million in additional funds every year and could choose to spend $150,000 of that to provide free all day kindergarten district wide, for example. A career tech course such as “Exploring the Trades” class could be added for future carpenters, plumbers and electricians.
Let’s work together for our shared Idaho values of stronger communities and brighter futures for Idaho students.
I hope you’ll join me in adding your signature to Reclaim Idaho’s e-petition by visiting reclaimidaho.org.