Cheney Free Press -

By James Eik
Staff Reporter 

Budget still a concern in MLSD


The year-end budget report for the 2011-12 school year continued difficult financial news in the Medical Lake School District.

The district saw its revenues decrease by $1.5 million from 2010-11, although almost all of the decrease came from the end of federal stimulus money and Impact Aid reductions. A drop of 88 FTE students, however, proved to be another struggle. Last year, the district recorded 1,805 students, including those taking part in the Running Start program.

At the Tuesday, Oct. 23 school board meeting, business manager Don Johnson said a $499,000 drop in the general fund bal...

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