Across Idaho, a $393 million school election day looms

Across the state, a high-stakes school election day looms on Tuesday.

How high are the stakes? There are at least $393.3 million in bond issues and school levies on the ballot next week.

And this may not be a complete figure — but Idaho Education News canvassed districts, county elections websites and news reports from across the state (from The Times-News in Twin Falls, the Post Register in Idaho Falls and the Lewiston Tribune).

The unofficial tally: At least seven bond issues and 35 levies are on Tuesday’s ballot. And several larger districts — Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Pocatello-Chubbuck — have upped the ante on their supplemental levy proposals.

To look at the state's 10 hotspots, here's a link to my story at Idaho Education News.