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North Idaho Lawmaker Hopes To Speed Up School Opening

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A northern Idaho lawmaker plans to introduce a bill in the approaching legislative session that would allow a planned professional-technical high school on the Rathdrum Prairie to open a year earlier.

Republican Sen. John Goedde of Coeur d'Alene says he hopes to have the Kootenai Technical Education Campus open in 2012 rather than 2013. Goedde tells the Coeur d'Alene Press that the bill would allow preliminary work on the school, such as architectural and engineering planning, to be finished earlier.

Goedde says the rules are set up currently so that work can't begin until all the money for the project is in the bank. Goedde wants that amended to allow flexibility so money can be used as it comes in, speeding completion of the school.

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