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.