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Schools looking for legislative fix to stay afloat

 


Even if a new “enrichment” levy passes next February, the Grand Coulee Dam School District is set to lose $800,000 per year the way things are currently budgeted, the result of recent changes in state law. If the levy doesn’t pass, that loss figure is closer to $1.2 million.

According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, many districts are on a course to lose major dollars.

The 2012 McCleary decision by the state Supreme Court ruled that the state wasn’t fully funding basic education, and it required the Legislature to do something about it.

To fulfill the requir...



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