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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Letters on this topic after the Monday 5 p.m. deadline will not be published.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 news@bonnersferryherald.com 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 bcsd101.com.

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.