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Cheney district sets goals for 2019 Legislative session


Last updated 11/21/2018 at 5:13pm

It was a packed house at the Cheney School Board’s Nov. 14 meeting as they unanimously approved the district’s 2019 legislative priorities and discussed its ongoing boundary review.

Summed up, the district’s requests center around the Legislature funding the actual costs of education. The state currently allocates about $230 per square foot for school construction, a number that Cheney contractors say is only about 64 percent of the actual cost.

Cheney officials also argue that the special education funding they receive, based off of a specific formula, with a cap of 13.5 percent of...

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