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By JOHN McCALLUM
Editor 

Cheney voters approve school bond

Cheney Free Press 'Year In Review'

 

December 28, 2017

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The site and floor plan for the renovated and expanded Cheney High School is shown above. The drawing shows the new 500-seat auditorium, renovated front entrance and parking lot with a new bus loop to serve both the high school and Betz Elementary School next door. The soon to be built new addition for Betz is also shown.

Sometimes, the third time can really be a charm.

The Cheney School District found this out first hand as its third run over two years to get a capital facilities project bond measure passed to renovate and expand the high school passed in February with 61.14 percent of the vote. Two measures in 2015 failed to gain the needed 60 percent supermajority for passage, and in fact, went backward as the April measure received a 55.43 percent yes vote compared to February's 58.43 percent.

After over a year of public input via meetings and online surveys, the 2017 bond came out at almost $10 million...



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