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UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:09 a.m.

School bond levies will still need supermajority after Senate rejects constitutional amendement

Senate rejects effort to reduce the supermajority needed to pass school construction bond issues.


School districts in Spokane County 21-for-21 in Tuesday’s special election

Voters approved every measure on the ballot in Spokane County in Tuesday’s election. Every levy by school districts with at least 100 voters in Spokane County passed with at least …


Local educators praise Inslee’s funding plan, but express concerns about levy reductions

Some local educators are cautiously optimistic about the education funding plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee, praising the increased funding but questioning whether the plan will be approved.


Post Falls to vote on school levy, bond

Population growth in Post Falls was putting pressure on its schools a decade ago, but officials held off asking voters for help when the economy soured and was slow to …


Coeur d’Alene School District voters to decide on two-year levy

At Lakes Magnet Middle School north of downtown Coeur d’Alene, a small room inside the main office is piled high with obsolete textbooks. A larger room one floor up is …


Group targets Central Valley school bond, levy

Bright yellow fliers encouraging a “no” vote on Central Valley School District’s bond and levy are arriving in mailboxes this week. Bold, black lettering states that the district wants voters …


CdA’s levy dilemma

Coeur d’Alene schools have had a good run of public support for a local tax levy that increasingly funds essential needs as well as extras like sports and music. School …


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 …


Coeur d’Alene school levy passes

Coeur d’Alene voters said yes Tuesday to extending a tax levy that the school district leans on heavily in a period of dwindling state support for education. “I’m pretty happy,” …


Group sends mailer opposing EV school bond

Citizens for Responsible Taxation mailed fliers this week targeting the $65 million East Valley School District bond on the ballot in Tuesday’s special election. The bond would pay to renovate …


CdA school board sends levy to voters

The Coeur d’Alene School District’s board of trustees approved a resolution this evening to place a maintenance and operations levy on the March 12 ballot to improve safety and security …


CdA seeks school renovations

Some of the oldest, most outdated schools in Coeur d’Alene will be renovated over the next three years if voters in the Coeur d’Alene School District approve a $32.7 million …


CV superintendent tackles funding questions

Almost every school district in Spokane County will ask voters to consider renewing levies on election day, Feb. 14. Central Valley Superintendent Ben Small is hosting a series of information …


Schools asking voters to replace state funds

Spokane Public Schools’ board agreed Wednesday to ask voters in February to consider paying more taxes in a levy to compensate for potential state cuts to K-12 education. The region’s …


Districts asking taxpayers to continue school support

Operating a school district is expensive. Renovating aging buildings, buying band instruments, hiring coaches, keeping up with technology and making sure buildings are heated or cooled add up to big …


CdA voters face decision on replacement school levy

New math books, field trips and some teachers are among cuts planned in the Coeur d’Alene School District. And that’s if the district’s replacement levy is passed by voters this …


Voters approve Post Falls school levy

Voters in the Post Falls School District have overwhelmingly approved a $1.7 million school levy.