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By Lou Marzeles

Goldendale School District's financial peril by the numbers


November 28, 2018

This is a continuation of a story last week on the budgetary constrictions facing the Goldendale School District.

In a budget document prepared for the Goldendale School District (GSD), GSD Business Manager Dean Schlenker offered a series of charts dramatically visualizing the district's financial distress. Some of them are shown below, reflecting expenditures projected by program and expenditures by object.

Schlenker summarized the district's condition:

"The problem the McClearly Act created for Goldendale," he wrote in his report, "is it took approximately $1.1 million in levy flexibility and reallocated those funds to pay for raises and categorical funds (LAP and CTE [Learning Assistan...

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