Letters to the Editor

District is tone deaf with its levy demands

February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The LPOSD supplemental levy proposition of $25.4 million, again, illustrates the tone-deafness of Superintendent Shawn Woodward. For a variety of reasons that would exceed the 250-word limit, the 49 percent increase in the levy amount is ex...

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For LPOSD, it never seems to be enough

February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

You may have noticed the parade of school-related stories in the forefront of the local newspaper over the past several weeks. Could it be promoting the upcoming $25,400,000 levy in March?To clarify that, the school board has decided it wan...

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Put an end to districtís greed, vote no

February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Before we vote on March 12 for the latest Lake Pend Oreille School District supplemental Levy, here are some facts about what the bulk of this levy is for.$21 million ó 84 percent is for salaries, an increase of $7 million to cover pay incr...

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Winterís unique personality requires everyoneís patience

February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Another winter has shaped its own unique personality here in Bonner County and the recent snow events have stretched the road department relatively thin ó both in manpower and our equipment. Bonner County Road & Bridge is fortunate to b...

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LPOSD levy just doesnít make financial sense

February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

On March 12, we are voting on a new $25 million school levy. In 2017 Dr. Don Coberly, superintendent for Boise, made $172,228 with 26,000 students, 3,900 staff and 45 schools. Mr. Shawn Woodward, superintendent of LPOS,D made $171,404 wit...

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Ethical behavior and its role in government

February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ethical behavior is an ongoing point of argument in government, and in politics in general.Having recently been appointed the chairman of the House Ethics Committee, the questions surrounding ethical behavior in Idaho state government are p...

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LPOSD just keeps wanting more and more

February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Once again LPOSD is running a record-high supplemental levy on March 12. This one is for $25.4 million ≠ó $8.4 million higher than the one two years ago. Thatís a whopping 49-percent increase. Has your income increased 49 percent in the las...

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LPOSD pushing for another outrageous levy

February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Janice Goreís recent letters to the editor provide a window into what many of us felt when we heard that Lake Pend Oreille School District is going for yet another outrageously high supplemental levy. This time itís $25.4 million, 49 percen...

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Proposed LPOSD levy is unbelievably high

February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

In January, Lake Pend Oreille School District submitted its ballot language for the $25.4 million supplemental levy to the Bonner County Elections Office. The levy asks for $12.7 million a year for the next two years. This is the levy on wh...

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Buildings lost in Mondayís fire had rich history

February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Caroline Lobsinger, Bee editor called me for some history on the buildings that burned this week, I dug deep into my memory. Alas, my memory isnít what it used to be and Iím only a second-generation local so a friend or two called to s...

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