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Dan Hansen: Despite state funding, local levies are vital to schools

The new state school funding formula is complicated and full of variables, and legislators are trying to work them out. In the meantime, voter-approved levies remain vital to your local …


Gary Crooks: Quiet panic behind school funding debate

Plan after plan has been agreed upon over the years only to fall apart when it came to time to screw up the courage and find the funding. Last session, …


Orchard Prairie School District, taxpayers wrestle with financial realities of preserving rural benefits

Plenty of room for her twin boys to play and a small rural school drew Teri Tucker from Spokane’s South Hill to the pastoral Orchard Prairie. “It was the lifestyle …


Tax exemption puts Spokane and county at odds

When city leaders encouraged Spokane voters to pass last year’s street levy, they promised that existing property tax rates wouldn’t change. Now that promise is in jeopardy.


EVSD may seek bus, tech funds

During Tuesday night’s East Valley School Board meeting, Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch and Assistant Superintendent Brian Aiken discussed the possibility of putting levies for transportation and technology in front of …


Levy passes, reversing school district’s cuts

Voters in the Plummer-Worley School District in North Idaho approved a two-year tax levy Tuesday that will enable school officials to restore funding for athletics, full-time kindergarten and five-day school …


Vestal: Anti-school message hits the road with Alton money

If you thought that Duane Alton’s anti-schools campaign had slowed down since it took a drubbing at the ballot box last fall, think again. It just shifted the battle ground …


As funding wanes, school districts look to levies

Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene school districts, like most in the nation, have made tough cuts in the past two years because of a declining economy. Education officials expect the …


Cheney levy renewal on ballot

Cheney Public Schools is asking voters to renew its maintenance and operations levy that was last approved in 2006. “This is not something new,” said Larry Keller, superintendent of Cheney …


Most school measures faring well

A proposed tax bond measure to update East Valley School District buildings was up in the air Tuesday night, while results from other special elections showed most voters are willing …


Levy ballots must be mailed soon

Residents in the West Valley, East Valley, Central Valley and Freeman school districts must have their ballots in the mail by Tuesday. All four districts have replacement maintenance and operations …


Freeman prepares for levy vote

Ballots for the Feb. 3 election have begun arriving in mailboxes, and Freeman School District is joining several other districts running a replacement maintenance and operations levy. The districts usually …


Meetings will address Mead levy issues

The Mead School District Citizens Advisory Planning Committee will hold two community forums regarding the maintenance and operations levy. The first meeting will be tonight at Prairie View Elementary, 2606 …


E.V. hopes third try will pass school bond

East Valley is hoping the third time is the charm as the school district makes a third attempt to pass a construction bond. The bond will be on the Feb. …