ABOUT OUR LOCAL LEVY
More than ever we rely on local support for our school system. What was once supplemental is now essential funding. About 22% of the school district’s total funds to educate students comes from the local Maintenance & Operations levy.
Levy dollars allow the School District 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.
See our Levy Information handout for more details.
LATEST NEWSThe Board of Trustees voted unanimously on December 17, 2018, to seek a two-year school funding levy of $20 million a year for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. On January 7, the Board voted to adopt the ballot language for the proposed levy, which will be on the March 12 ballot. (The two-year levy expiring this school year is for $16 million a year.)
WHAT OUR LEVY SUPPORTS
The levy would continue to fund essential services and programs that give students the tools and opportunities to succeed. These include:
- School Resource Officers and nurses for the health and safety of children
- Music, performing arts, athletics and extracurricular activities that promote student growth
- Safe and efficient student transportation and replacement of older school buses
- Courses, instructors and materials to meet the needs of high achievers and struggling students
- Updated instructional materials and technology for 21st-century learning
- Instructional assistants to provide more personalized attention in the classroom
- Pathways to skilled trades careers critical to our evolving economy
- Prudent maintenance and upkeep of our 17 schools and district facilities
The proposed levy would also allow the school district to provide additional support for students. These include:
Even with the proposed increase in the levy, homeowner tax bills supporting Coeur d’Alene Public Schools are generally expected to remain flat due to overall market value growth, with the potential for a decreasing tax rate.
- Expanding mental health resources to support students
- More security personnel for student safety
- More pay to recruit and retain teachers and staff
- Teacher and staff training programs
- School funds for purchasing materials and supplies
Photos illustrate the many ways local levy dollars support students
December 17, 2018
Board of Trustees votes to place $20 million-a-year levy request on the March 12, 2019, ballot.
January 7, 2019
Board of Trustees votes to adopt ballot language for the proposed levy.
March 12, 2019
Levy election for Coeur d'Alene Public Schools. Click here for voter registration information.
Bookmark This Page: We invite you to follow the progress of levy programs to learn about opportunities provided by this measure.