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KC Dems Club ONLINE: 2022 School Safety & Maintenance Levy

The Coeur d’Alene School District consists of seventeen school campuses plus a school bus yard, maintenance shops, school meal operations, textbook depository, technology warehouse, public meeting space, and district offices. Taken together, these capital resources represent $346 million in public investment. Maintenance of this infrastructure is extensive. For example, there is an ongoing back log of repair and replacement priorities to address aging infrastructure such as heating and cooling systems, roofs and flooring, audio-visual systems, security systems, and parking lots.

To fund these maintenance projects, the district is seeking public approval for a 2022 School Safety & Maintenance Levy. If approved, the levy would raise $8 million per year for 10 years from a property tax assessment for public school safety, health, and maintenance projects. For example, the levy would add about thirty-one cents per $1,000 of taxable assessed value to 2023 property tax assessments.

This levy vote appears on the August 30th ballot. It requires 55% voter approval to pass. [View Flier]

This Friday at noon online, Scott Maben, Director of Communications for the Coeur d’Alene School District will present the rationale behind the 2022 School Safety & Maintenance Levy and why you should support it.

About Scott Maben

Scott Maben is the district’s Director of Communications. Before joining Coeur d’Alene Schools in June 2017, Scott was a news reporter and editor for over 25 years. Most recently he was the Business Editor at The Spokesman-Review and previously managed the newspaper’s Coeur d’Alene bureau as Deputy City Editor.

Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Scott and his wife Carolyn have lived in Coeur d’Alene since 2006. They have two children who attend schools in the district.

ABOUT OUR MEETINGS

The Democrat Club meets each Friday at noon online. We distribute a Zoom link for our club meetings each Thursday prior to the meeting date. Contact Phil at pjwmia@aol.com or Ruben at rmiranda2265@gmail.com, to request the link or assistance connecting. We will return to in person/online meetings as soon as it becomes safe to do so. You can find videos of past Club meetings at KootenaiCountyDemClub.com/Meeting Videos.

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