School district objects to N. Idaho rehab facility

School district objects to N. Idaho rehab facility

School district objects to N. Idaho rehab facility

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 4:24 PM

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The Coeur d'Alene School District is opposing a special permit request by a drug and alcohol treatment facility to operate east of the city.
 
The district says it is too dangerous to have violent offenders and offenders with pornography charges a couple blocks away from the Fernan Elementary School.
 
Superintendent Matthew Handleman in a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Planning Commission says the school serves hundreds of students age 5 to 10.
 
The facility has been operating at its location for years but in the process of getting a third, five-year contract with the state it reported housing clients receiving treatment for felony crimes besides alcohol, drugs and mental illness.
 
Executive Director Tamara Chamberla says the facility maintains 24-hour-a-day supervision over residents.

 

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