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Tue May 28, 2019, 03:06 AM

Tri-Cities school districts are searching for more money. One is considering raising taxes

RICHLAND, WA -- Taxpayers in the Richland School District could see higher property taxes in 2020 as a result of how the levy voters approved in 2018 was worded.

The district is considering an increase of $1 per $1,000 of property value to help it bring its budget into balance and avoid layoffs.

The district had been considering eliminating 88 full-time classified staff positions as one option to help balance its budget.

The proposed higher tax rate would pay for school resource officers, art and music programs, nurses and some increased employee benefit costs.

Read more: https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/education/article230717944.html

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