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District's $34.3 million budget returns some teachers

Smaller class sizes for grades 1-3 mandated


Last updated 9/5/2019 at 11:09am

With school beginning this week in the Edmonds School District, administrators are hoping a new year brings stability to the end of a tumultuous three-month period that saw a $17.7 million deficit leading to teacher and staff cuts.

The district's board of directors approved a $343 million budget last month for the 2019-20 school year that included dipping into reserves ($1.2 million), cutting programs ($3.3 million), and announcing some layoffs.

"After using reserves to balance the budget for several years, the ending fund balance in the 2019-20 budget has been stabilized at 2017-18 levels,...

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