SPS considering levy increase to combat deficit

Spokane Public Schools
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Public Schools is considering asking voters to pass a supplementary levy this spring.

The district faces an $8 million deficit for the upcoming school year and board members are considering multiple routes of action.

One option that’s gaining traction is raising the levy tax by 83 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

For example, if your home is valued at $248,000 a year, the tax would be an additional $223.

The school board meets next week where a decision is expected.

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