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By Andrew Christiansen

Lyle school district facing severe cuts

District could be dissolved in worst-case scenario


Uncertainty continues to grow around the Lyle school district following a budget workshop held last week with the assistance of Tim Merlino of ESD112.

During its annual review of school budgets and actual funds, the State of Washington determined that Lyle School district was “in the hole,” according to Merlino. That determination triggered a set of binding conditions, one of which required the school board to determine if the 2011-12 budget could be balanced. The good news for Lyle is that, on paper, using the expected tax revenue due through the end of 2012, the budget could be balanced.

With that condition met, Merlino has now set out to assist Superintendent Martin Huffman and the...

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