Put LPOSD levy back on the ballot

| March 17, 2020 1:00 AM

So the big question is how to prove the election results would have been different, if Lake Pend Oreille School District had followed the law by including the financial impact of the permanent levy on the ballot? In other words, would at least 112 voters (a mere 1.5%) who were in favor, change their vote, knowing what they know today?

We have an example in recent history, of the impact of financial transparency on a school levy. When the property tax increase was made clear to voters, the 2016 $55 million facilities levy “went down in flames” according to then-LPOSD Chair Steve Youngdahl.

Putting the question back on the ballot will answer this question, and the school district should be setting an example for our children to do the right thing by following the law.