Letters to the Editor

Chamber voices support for school district levy

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce board of directors and staff supports the renewal of the Lake Pend Oreille School District Levy. A “yes” vote on March 12 will replace the current levy and help the school district maintain our acad...

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What LPOSD won’t tell you about the levy

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

What the LPOSD won’t tell you and never wants you to know.LPOSD routinely calls its levy, which it runs every two years, a “replacement supplemental levy” to emphasize that it merely replaces the existing two-year levy. Except it becomes mo...

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What’s the proposed LPOSD levy for?

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Is this proposed school levy, if passed, going to give school bus drivers, custodians, and other non-teaching school employees a livable wage? Hopefully it does, just that so I know how to vote.Why can’t the Daily Bee print a copy of this p...

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Just what are the LPOSD students learning?

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

What are students learning? They are learning that all they want may come out of their neighbors’ pockets. This develops a mindset that somebody owes them a living.In 2009 a $10.9 million levy was adequate for 3,672 students. In 2019, LPO...

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A vote against levy is vote for fiscal responsibility

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

The March 12 election is just around the corner. In local elections, every vote counts. You vote is not meaningless, it is vitally important.Past supplemental levies have slowly and persistently increased, but this time the school district ...

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If charter schools don’t need levies, neither does LPOSD

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

LPOSD is justifying its large levy increase with must-have higher salaries to be competitive. No one mentions improving student performance. Throwing money at schools does not equal higher student achievement. Money ensures employees turn o...

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Supplemental levy is a passport to the future

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Join me in voting yes for the supplemental instructional levy on March 12. I believe in continuing to have quality education delivered by highly effective educators. I believe in students continuing to receive their education in decent clas...

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Keep our money local, support the levy

March 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

It seems to us that we would be better off putting our money into a local levy for our schools than sending it to Boise for the people who represent (?) us to take a big chunk out of it before any is returned to us.If the state of Idaho was...

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Medicaid expansion doesn’t include abortion

March 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

I recently received an anti-abortion mailer that says three misleading things about Medicaid expansion, now on the table in Idaho:1. “We estimate Plannned Parenthood will get millions in new tax-dollar funding every year — unless the Legisl...

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Show was nothing more than a levy infomercial

March 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

I happened to listen to the radio last week when LPOSD Superintendent Shawn Woodward was interviewed by talk show host/former LPOSD school board chair Steve Youngdahl on the topic of the upcoming levy. It was a love fest, basically an hour’...

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