Improving school budget means no cuts

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Improving school budget means no cuts

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Bellingham School District’s improving budget means fewer fees, more teachers and smaller classrooms for students this school year.

Superintendent Greg Baker says some additional funding from the state Legislature means parents won’t have to pay as much for athletic fees as they have in the past.

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State funding for basic education is not up to the level required by the Supreme Court, but Baker says this is the first year they won’t have to make cuts.

The district is also introducing a new bond up for a vote in November that would help build new schools, like Sehome High School and Happy Valley Elementary.