Cheney Free Press -

By JOHN McCALLUM
Editor 

Cheney High School bond comes up short

School district’s maintenance and operations levy easily passing, board to weigh next steps at Feb. 25 meeting

 


With election certification the only step remaining, the Cheney School District is poised to go 1 for 2 with last Tuesday’s special election ballot proposals.

The district’s three-year Educational Programs and Operations (Maintenance and Operations) levy will pass with 65.61 percent yes votes. The levy will raise $9.3 million in 2016, $9.5 in 2017 and $9.7 million in 2017 through levy rates of $3.17, $3.14 and $3.11 per $1,000 of assessed property tax valuation, with the money going to fund a number of programs including many not covered or not covered entirely by state funding.

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