An investment in Our Schools, is an investment in Our Community!
Today is Election Day
Today is Election Day in our school district, with our 2-year levy on the ballot. Please remember to vote, if you haven’t already done so by absentee ballot. The polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
If you have your absentee ballot but didn’t mail it back in time, you can drop it off today at the Kootenai County Elections Office, located at 1808 N. Third Street, Coeur d’Alene.
Polling places are the same as they are for primary and general elections.
Polling Place Look-Up
Find your local polling place here, https://www.kcgov.us/321/Polling-Place-Look-Up
About Our Local Levy
Our 2-Year local levy supports a wide variety of instructional programs and other services in our school district. The levy provides $20 million a year, which is 25% of the district’s annual operating budget.
NO INCREASE IN THE LEVY: We are not asking voters to increase the levy. The district is seeking voter approval to replace the current levy with a new 2-year levy of the same amount.
Levy dollars allow us to bridge the gap between funding provided by the state and the cost of meeting the educational expectations of our community. Our local levy ensures our students continue to receive quality education in a safe and supportive environment.
Voters have approved our local levy continuously since 1986. The current levy will expire at the end of June 2021.
The CDA School District Levy will appear on the March 9, 2021 ballot.
Levy Information Videos
Our local levy supports educational opportunities not fully funded by the state.
State and federal funding provide about 75% of what it takes to fund our schools. The rest comes from our 2-year local levy, which pays for programs and services our district has provided for years.
WHAT OUR LEVY SUPPORTS
- Safety: School resource officers, high school campus safety
- Health: School nurses, mental health resources, family support
- Staffing: Recruiting and keeping quality teachers and staff
- Classroom Support: Instructional assistants, classroom supplies
- Skilled Trades: Pathways to careers in an evolving economy
- Enrichment: Sports, music, arts, extracurricular activities
- Transportation: Buying new, safer school buses
- Technology: Additional student devices, tech support
Our Tax Rate is Dropping!
The Coeur d'Alene School District's overall tax rate was $1.79 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value in 2020.
IT'S GOING DOWN: The tax rate this year is projected to decrease to $1.71 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value.
Our school levy rate is lower than most of the other large school districts in Idaho. Here's how our tax rate in 2020 compared with six other Idaho school districts.
(Statewide Average was $3.08
Our levy rate continues to drop, keeping taxes low. This year we expect our rate to decrease to $1.71 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value.
Absentee Ballot / QR Code
Use the QR code above to request
your 2021 absentee ballot online.
Latest Levy News
December 7, 2020
Board of Trustees votes to place $20 million-a-year levy request on the March 9, 2021, ballot.
January 4, 2021
Board of Trustees votes on ballot language for the proposed levy. Click here to view the March 9 sample ballot.
January 20, 2021
Board of Trustees workshop: levy presentation. Click here to view the January 20 board workshop.
March 9, 2021
Levy election for Coeur d'Alene Public Schools. Click here for voter registraton information.
Bookmark This Page: We invite you to follow the progress of levy programs to learn about opportunities provided by this measure.