Opinion

Reject huge levy and start from scratch

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

LPOSDís administration and school board are perfect examples of people who live inside a bubble but claim to hold an outsiderís perspective. They listen only to each other and engage in group-think. Itís the definition of a broken administr...

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Levy must be supplemental to levy, not critical

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

Since taxpayers are being asked for more money on a supplemental levy, then items on said levy need to be ďsupplementalĒ to the school districtís budget, meaning over and above the budget.Iím confused as the superintendentís salary, plus a ...

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DayBreak Center scholarship fund needs your support

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

The DayBreak Center Devotee Scholarship Fund needs replenishing. This scholarship fund was created to help families who care for a loved one at home with dementia, Alzheimerís or some other type of cognitive decline. Their loved one can at...

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Good schools make for good communities

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

Good schoools make good communities. Unfortunately Idaho does not fully fund our public schools. Our school district has to present a levy and we have to vote every two years. These are not new taxes, but they will replace the levy now in e...

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School district spending is far from excessive

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

It seems that the biggest concern over the levy is the amount of spending by the LPOSD. So letís take a look at the facts.For the 2008-2009 school year, the LPOSD received $7,600 per enrolled student. Of that, $5,400 came from the state and...

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Teachers, school district integral to our community

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

I am writing to express how appalled and disappointed I am by the Roses and other opponents of the school districtís supplemental levy. I am a widow living off of a paltry Social Security check and a bit of rental income, and Iím also a hom...

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Local kid, teacher support supplemental levy

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

Washington Elementary School, Sandpoint Middle School, and Sandpoint High School are among my most favorite alma matters. I am proud, and turns out, very lucky to have grown up through the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Now I am honored...

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Success breeds success; please support levy

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

Our community is strong, successful and safe. Much of this can be attributed to the high quality education system that we have created for our children. While there will always be room for improvement, letís take a moment to acknowledge wha...

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Levy dollars invest in entire area

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

I would like to urge voters in the LPOSD levy to look deeply at the economic and far reaching community impact our schools have. Sandpoint is fortunate to have clean, growing companies such as Quest, Litehouse and Kochava and others that ha...

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Communities defined by quality of education available

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

A community is greatly influenced by, perhaps even defined by, the quality of education available to its children. In addition to providing a skilled workforce, quality public education will attract businesses which will generate jobs with ...

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