I appreciate the editor’s note at the end of Brent Regan’s Aug. 26 commentary on our proposed School Safety and Deferred Maintenance levy. If you missed that postscript, it’s worth a read. It repeats an important fact that voters shouldn’t overlook before Tuesday’s election: The overall property tax rate for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools will be lower in the coming year, consistent with a trend we have seen over the past six years. The tax rate will be lower than last year regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s vote.
Superintendent addresses critical race theory, vaccines and more
The questions have been answered.
Coeur d'Alene School District Superintendent Shon Hocker posted a response to the community’s concerns addressing critical race theory, COVID-19 protocols, equity framework and more on Saturday.
“We're still seeing people out there being very vocal about mask mandates to the point where sometimes it seems like they don't even understand that we do not require masks,” Director of Communications Scott Maben said. “Where are these notions coming from? I don’t know.”