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Pandemic-related uncertainties overshadow schools budget process


May 13, 2020

While preparing a budget for the 2020-21 school year, the Sweet Home School District faces substantial uncertainty with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put hundreds of thousands out of work in Oregon and millions nationwide, endangering the income tax funding that funds the majority of the School District’s budget.

The district Budget Committee approved the proposed 2020-21 budget, which takes effect on July 1, following the superintendent’s annual budget message Monday evening. The meeting was held as a video conference.

“Prior to mid-March, we were preparing to imp...

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