LPOSD spreads word on levy

Print Article

KOOTENAI — With statewide education reform dominating recent headlines, Lake Pend Oreille School District educators are struggling to differentiate the supplemental levy.

LPOSD Superintendent Dick Cvitanich has been making rounds throughout the district, dropping by school and parent organizations to discuss the merits of the supplemental levy. Thus far, he has given 11 presentations, a figure that will probably increase to between 20 and 30 before the March 8 vote.

“I really feel like we’ve tried to tap into as many sources as possible here, and I think the response has been strong from the community,” he told the school board at Kootenai Elementary School on Tuesday. “People understand that there is a crisis around education funding in Idaho.” 

In the remaining weeks before the vote, the district plans to escalate its information campaign with radio advertisements and home mailings. District educators have also taken to town streets on Sundays using vehicles with messages advocating levy support.

However, Cvitanich said that the debates over Idaho education reform occurring in Boise are making their efforts for levy support more difficult. He added people are associating the increase with the proposed implementation of new educational policies, when in fact, it will merely be maintaining business as usual in LPOSD schools.

“We’re hoping that the levy doesn’t get sucked into debate when it’s entirely a separate issue,” Cvitanich said. “We need to make it clear that this levy is critical regardless of what’s going on in Boise.”

Print Article

Read More News

Inland Northwest Ale Trail app coming to a phone near you

October 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — A new app allows you to explore, plan, and get rewarded on your visits to all the amazing breweries throughout the Inland Northwest. The Inland Northwest Craft Brewers Association develo...

Comments

Read More

CAL named chamber’s top business

October 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — Congratulations go out to the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce October Business of the Month, Community Assistance League. In the summer of 1979, four women sat on a beach in Sand...

Comments

Read More

‘Lunch & Learn’ about ransomware

October 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — Exbabylon Professional Information Technology Solutions is offering a Lunch & Learn presentation offering advice Thursday on how local organizations can thwart ransomware attacks. It...

Comments

Read More

Deputy involved in bridge collision

October 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — No injuries were reported after a Bonner County sheriff’s deputy sideswiped another motorist on the U.S. Highway 95 Long Bridge while responding to a call on Friday night. Idaho State Po...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

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

©2019 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X