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By CLARE McGRAW
Cheney Free Press 

Schools face challenge ahead of election

 

Last updated 2/1/2024 at 9:48am



CHENEY – As the Cheney School District gears up for three measures on the Feb. 13 ballot, including two levies and a bond, officials are grappling with financial challenges exacerbated by inflation and property value assessments.

During the Jan. 24 School Board meeting Finance Director Jamie Reed delivered a sobering presentation highlighting the district’s financial state. Reed emphasized the need to address the district’s fund balance, currently sitting at 7%, with hopes of reaching 8% by year-end.

“Inflation has significantly impacted our operations,” Reed said. “State fundin...



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