The Coeur d'Alene School District is opposing a special permit request by a drug and alcohol treatment facility to operate east of Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that the district says it's too dangerous to have violent offenders and offenders with pornography charges a couple blocks away from the Fernan Elementary School.

Superintendent Matthew Handleman in a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Planning Commission says the school serves hundreds of students age 5 to 10.

The facility has been operating at its location for years but in the process of getting a third, five-year contract with the state it reported housing clients receiving treatment for felony crimes besides alcohol, drugs and mental illness.

Executive Director Tamara Chamberla says the facility maintains 24-hour-a-day supervision over residents.