SPS approves $462M budget for upcoming school year
SPOKANE, Wash. — With the first day of school just two weeks away, the Spokane Public School Board approved a $462 million budget on Wednesday night.
The approval comes after the School Board’s initial decision to postpone a $459 million budget vote in July. At the time, a spokesperson with SPS said they wanted more time to consider how to spend the reserve fund.
READ: SPS school board expected to pass $459 million budget following shortfalls
The plan will impact families with students in elementary school. Starting this year, K-6th grade students will be released at 1:45 p.m. each Friday. The district will provide an after school program and buses will run those students home at 3 p.m. except for the 12 district-wide early release days previously scheduled.
Board members say, though it’s not the budget they wanted, it’s their reality right now.
Spokane Public School board approved $462M budget. Board members say it’s not the budget they wanted — it’s their reality. The plan will impact families with students in elementary school. More at 11 on #4NewsNow pic.twitter.com/fl4ERpkgCR
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