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Cheney school board adopts annual budget

Process was delayed as school district officials waited for state Legislature to finish education measure


August 24, 2017

After months of waiting while the state Legislature grappled with how to meet a court order to fully fund basic education, the Cheney School District board of directors finally got to adopt a budget for the 2017–2018 school year.

The district is anticipating revenues of just over $58.33 million, a little over $5.269 million higher than the final projections for 2016–2017. Most of that increase comes from state funding, which is up from $39 million last year to $43.52 million this year.

Local levy revenues are up $178,920 to over $10.399 million, while federal funding drops by $39,877 to...

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