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Letters to the Editor due for BCSD M&O Levy

| March 2, 2023 1:00 AM

All Letters to the Editor regarding the Boundary County School District Maintenance and Operations levy (also know as supplemental levy) are due to the Bonners Ferry Herald on Monday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Letters will be published in the March 9 edition of the Herald.

Letters must be 250 words or less.

Letters on this topic after the Monday 5 p.m. deadline will not be published. All letters sent in by the deadline will run in the paper. Letters can be emailed to or submitted on our website, under "All Sections," "Submissions" and click "Submit Letter to the Editor."

BCSD is requesting a renewal of the existing levy of $2.4 million annually for two years and will be used to maintain the current level of education and services for students as BCSD, officials said. The levy rate is $105 per $100,000 of assessed property values after the $150,000 Homeowner Exemption is added.

The BCSD M&O election is March 14. Early voting at the Boundary County Courthouse ends on March 10 at 5 p.m.

The levy supports 21% of BCSD’s general fund dollars and covers: safety, security, and maintenance; extra/co-curricular stipends (all extra/co-curricular stipends and benefits); extra/co-curricular transportation (transportation expenses for sport and club activities);salaries and benefits (Instructional and support staff);all field trips not covered under extra/co-curricular activities; curricular materials, such as textbooks, workbooks, and supplies; technology, such as computers, Chromebook, and licenses; and a new bus.

A sample ballot is available at the Boundary County Website. For more information, visit

Boundary County Voting Precinct

BF/Kootenai, North Bonners Ferry and Valley View: Exhibit Hall at Fairgrounds (6571 Recreation Park Road, Bonners Ferry)

Copeland: Mount Hall School (1275 Highway 1 Bonners Ferry)

Moyie Springs: Moyie City Hall (3331 Roosevelt Road)

Naples: South Boundary Fire Station No. 1 (20 Stagecoach Road)

To find your polling location, visit the Idaho Secretary of State's website.