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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney school board gets look at state funding

More state funding, reductions in levy and levy equalization amounts still means net increase for local education


Last updated 5/31/2018 at 9:41am

Cheney School District board of directors got a preliminary picture at their May 23 meeting of what life will look like under the state’s new funding package passed last year — which increases the state’s portion and decreases the level of local support.

In a presentation, the director of finance, Jamie Weingart, told the board that state only funding will increase next year — 2018-2109 — by almost $7.1 million, up from 2017-18 amount of $41.51 million to $48.6 million. That will go up again by $841,000 in 2019-2020 to $49.44 million.

A welcome increase, but Weingart warned it com...

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