Kent school board seeks public input about options for program restoration

The recently passed four-year levy allows the Kent School District Board of Directors opportunities to restore programs lost during past budget reductions.

The board is requesting input from community and staff in two public hearings:

• April 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Kent-Meridian High School cafeteria, 10020 SE 256th St.

• April 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Kentwood gymnasium, 25800 164th Ave. SE.

The board also will be using a survey tool. The survey results and findings from each of the public hearings will be among the many important factors considered by the Board in making budget decisions.

According to Chief Business Officer Richard Stedry, taxpayer-approved additional dollars available for program restorations will be limited to between $3 and $4 million dollars per year.

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