By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Eying the future in spite of the present

Cheney School District officials acknowledge current economic impacts of pandemic, urge levy passage for the future


Last updated 1/28/2021 at 11:51am

Cheney Public Schools

The graph above charts levy rates from 2000 through the end of the proposed three-year levies in 2024.

CHENEY - "Why now?"

It's the question Cheney Public Schools Superintendent Rob Roettger said he gets the most from people when asked about the upcoming Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) and Capital Facilities levies.

Especially this "now" - with so many people feeling the negative economic impacts from measures designed to attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, impacts that range from reduced hours to loss of jobs and businesses. Given many families are seeking food and financial assistance for the first time in their lives, why ask them to pass three-year levies t...

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