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Eleven North Idaho School Districts Put Levies Before Voters Tuesday

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Screenshot from CDA School District levy video
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Eleven north Idaho school districts have supplemental levies on Tuesday’s [March 9] levy.

The largest measure is in the Coeur d’Alene School District, which is asking voters for $40 million for the next two years.“That provides 25% of the district’s operating budget. That covers what our state does not fund for public education, but what our community has long said it wants our schools to provide," said district spokesman Scott Maben. That includes music, arts, sports and police resource officers.

Also in Kootenai County, the Lakeland School District is proposing a two-year, $19-million levy, up about a million from its last levy. Post Falls is asking for almost 10-million for two years [$9.91 million], the same level as the last four years. The Kootenai School District is looking for $1.45 million over two years, a slight decrease from the last annual collection.

To the north, the Boundary County School District is staying at the same level as the last years, $4.8 million for two years. The West Bonner County district is looking for nearly $6.9 million for the next two years.

In Benewah County, the St. Maries district is asking for $4.15 million for two years, the same level as the last six years.

In Latah County, four districts have levies on the ballot. Potlatch and Kendrick are proposing two-year, $1.6 million supplemental levies. Troy [$995K] and Genesee [$985K] have one-year levies for nearly a million dollars.  

Polls will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on Tuesday.