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Posted: Monday, July 9, 2012 3:52 pm | Updated: 4:43 pm, Mon Jul 9, 2012.

The Coeur d’Alene School District will host a series of school tours this summer designed to give community members an opportunity to view the condition of five aging schools.

The first tour will be held Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Winton Elementary School, 920 LaCrosse Ave.

The five schools scheduled to be toured — Winton, Sorensen, Canfield, Borah and Bryan — are targeted for major improvements provided voters approve $32.7 million in financing. A school bond election will be held August 28.

Heating, ventilation and technology upgrades are also proposed at other schools across the district.

The schedule of tours of the four remaining schools is:

Sorensen Magnet School – Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Canfield Middle School – Tuesday, July 31, 5-7 p.m.

Borah Elementary – Tuesday, August 7, 4-6 p.m.

Bryan Elementary – Thursday. August 9, 5-7 p.m.

A school bond facts and figures sheet prepared and distributed by the Coeur d'Alene School District can be viewed below.


CDA School Bond Facts and Figures

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  • JohnKane posted at 2:01 am on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    JohnKane Posts: 6

    If the kids from those schools want to have a chance for masters in organizational leadership, the voters should approve any kind of improvement that needs to be done for those schools. Hope you understand my point of view. Education shouldn't be left behind at any point.

  • the floorist posted at 9:52 am on Wed, Jul 11, 2012.

    the floorist Posts: 331

    $200 million is a lot of money for a small town. Especially when there's four fat rats attacking the feeder bar and the container is empty...

    Basically, for every $40 million in bonds it costs a taxpayer about $50 (per $200,00 in value.) Quadruple that and it adds up fast. Consolidating projects that have "forward thinking" attributes is what will win voters over...and I can assure all those politicos reading this that the people of this community are fed up with stupid pet projects with little or no redeeming qualities that truly address the issues that are strangly surfacing at the worst possible time considering the economy.

  • the floorist posted at 10:41 am on Tue, Jul 10, 2012.

    the floorist Posts: 331

    dtsinidaho posted at 10:21 am on Tue, Jul 10, 2012.

    Why are you guys always pointing the "conspiracy" finger at me?

    I'm merely pointing out the obvious. It was your choice to give me

  • dtsinidaho posted at 10:21 am on Tue, Jul 10, 2012.

    dtsinidaho Posts: 193

    $49 bucks A YEAR for a $200k house. Not a real bad deal. However, some scrutiny is always needed in such a large budget line.

    Idaho Legislators continually fight to reduce services and quality of education in Idaho. This is why we rank SO low when compared to other states. We have been lucky in Kooenai county, because and libertarian based as we are, we actually do support our schools.

    Yes we have distractors like Gookin, and Adams, and Souza and others that would like to see a squeeze put on NIC's expansion, because of some percieved threat from the great white boogie man the "LCDC".

    But the local voters tend to support education. the KTEC program in Rathdrum is a good example.

    So people like Floorist will see a conspiracy, and waste in any government program they currently have issues with. Or, they will TROLL their public tempertantrums hoping for an emotional response in order to get people to actually pay attention to them.

    It is the way of the new world. Electronic communicatino in order to further your ideas.
    Hey, that is one of the things in the budget.

  • the floorist posted at 7:10 am on Tue, Jul 10, 2012.

    the floorist Posts: 331

    To recap:

    $40 million-ish (in phases) for parking and landscaping at McEuen
    $40 million-ish for parking and county courthouse makeovers
    $40 million-ish for Cd'A schools

    $140 million-ish for jail expansion and various facility redo's

    Oddly...the only item on this $220 million agenda that will never see a ballot proposal?

    That's a major load of manure , to say the least...

  • mister d posted at 6:27 pm on Mon, Jul 9, 2012.

    mister d Posts: 1531

    They won't. Some people just like to gripe about everything.

  • cdanative33 posted at 5:16 pm on Mon, Jul 9, 2012.

    cdanative33 Posts: 357

    I encourage the blogosphere trolls to go and take a look at the condition of these schools before you start spouting off about the upcoming bond...might surprise you what condition some of our community's schools are in.

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