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Reclaim Idaho gathering education initiative signatures

| January 6, 2022 1:00 AM

Local residents are invited to join Luke Mayville, director of Reclaim Idaho and 2003 Sandpoint High School graduate, on Saturday, Jan. 8 at our "2022 Kick-off for Education" at 6 p.m. in the Panida Theater in Sandpoint.

Reclaim Idaho is currently gathering signatures to qualify the “Quality Education Act” for next November's ballot. Passage of our citizens’ initiative will substantially increase funding for our K-12 public schools with the primary focus on increasing teachers’ salaries, reducing class sizes, all-day kindergarten and funding more career-technical classes.

At a time when Idaho ranks lowest in the nation for funding public schools and our State legislators ignore the shortfalls, we, the citizens, are taking action toward a solution. This bill is expected to raise $300 million a year with proportionally fair distribution to school districts based on enrollment. Good news, it’s not a levy on property values.

Following at 7 p.m., a documentary film on Reclaim Idaho's first successful campaign, which passed Medicaid expansion into law in 2020, will be shown on the Panida screen. Tickets online www.panida.org. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry.

Please come sign our petition and learn about our current momentum. This will be a lifeline for Idaho K-12 education!

LINDA LARSON

REBECCA HOLLAND

Sandpoint

Reclaim Idaho

District 1 co-leaders

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