Levy is reasonable and necessary

Print Article

Please support the March 8 school levy.

This year, state and federal government will not be increasing or even maintaining their current level of support for our schools. This sounds like a bad thing and could have disastrous consequences to our schools. (Actually, itís a good thing if we act responsibly at a local level.)

This current levy is necessary to maintain the current level of education due to the decrease in state and federal funding. It is critical that it pass just to maintain our district but donít we always hear that? Yes, and the reason why is because local school levies are a necessary means of funding local education.

In todayís world, this is the way the system works. If you want good schools and quality education then you have to pay for it. You should be expecting to be voting on a school levy as long as you want good schools. This is a good thing. The power is in our hands to provide our community with excellent education.

In my opinion, we have a well-run school district that doesnít ask for too much. Our districtís school taxes are the lowest of all surrounding districts and 60 percent below the state average. The levy is reasonable, necessary and doesnít overburden the taxpayers.

The power is yours. Do you believe in education. Do you support our school system? Is local education a top priority for you?

This levy is only for two years and will only maintain current levels. In the years to come I would hope we, as a community, can make a longer term commitment to our school district so that we may show our support for true advances in education, making Lake Pend Oreille School District recognized statewide as an exceptional school district with the full commitment and support of the community.

BILL CONNOLLY

Sandpoint

Print Article

Read More News

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

AP

August 13, 2018 at 8:03 pm | ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were: 01-15-22-27-41, Lucky Ball: 7 (one, fifteen, twenty-two, twenty-seven, forty-one; L...

Comments

Read More

ID Lottery

AP

August 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm | BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Monday: Lucky For Life 01-15-22-27-41, Lucky Ball: 7 (one, fifteen, twenty-two, twenty-seven, forty-one; Lucky Ball: seven) M...

Comments

Read More

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

AP

August 13, 2018 at 7:28 pm | BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were: 9-9-6 (nine, nine, six) ...

Comments

Read More

Clues but no answers in one of Syria war's biggest mysteries

AP

August 13, 2018 at 5:44 am | DOUMA, Syria (AP) ó Razan Zaitouneh earned enemies on all sides of her homeland's civil war. One of Syria's most well-known rights activists, she was bold, outspoken and defiantly secular. Perhap...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2018 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X