January 3, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 37

Despite tough times, Cheney school levy passes with ease

A few lines on the February ballot represent nearly a quarter of the Cheney School District’s budget.

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If voters approve a three-year levy Feb. 14, the levy rate would rise around 23 cents, but officials are assuring voters that the total tax rate for Cheney schools would remain below $5 per $1,000 in assessed property value.

The district is asking voters to approve a three-year levy to replace the expiring one. The taxpayer dollars help fund extracurricular programs, specialized education programs, teacher training, administration and more. Known as the maintenance and operations levy, t...

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