Coeur d’Alene public school safety levy will not pass

COEUR D’ALENE, ID. — The Coeur d’Alene public school safety levy will not pass.

Currently, 50.27 percent of votes are in favor of the levy. It needed a 55 percent vote to pass.

The levy decides whether Couer d’Alene Public Schools will get funding to cover school safety and maintenance costs over the next 10 years. It would’ve cost taxpayers 30 cents per every $1,000 in assessed property value if it passed.

CDA Public Schools asked for $80 million over the next decade, saying there’s a “growing backlog of work” that needs to be done for its schools and buildings.

As of now, the district only has around $500,000 for maintenance in its budget. They asked for improvements through new parking lots, updated HVAC systems and roof work, among other things needed at the schools.

Some schools in the district are also behind in terms of modern security. Six elementary schools are in need of better vestibules and security measures.

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