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Keeping an eye on the San Juans in 2024

January 11, 2024
Minor Lile

As the new year begins, here’s a look at the issues and people to keep eyes on in San Juan County in the year to come.

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Lopez school district grapples with shortfall, layoffs

July 7, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

What’s the solution to Lopez Island school district’s $700K shortfall? Administrators and school board candidates grapple for the solution.

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Bond system, wealth inequity are targets of school-funding suit

March 2, 2023
Kai Uyehara

If a lawsuit brought against the state by one of Washington’s small, rural school districts prevails, it could level the playing field for rich and poor districts when it comes to funding school construction.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2021

San Juan school districts face big budget shortfalls due to levy cap

January 7, 2021
Hayley Day

A law to make state education funding more equitable has had the opposite effect in the San Juan Islands. While San Juan property owners are paying more in state education taxes, less funding is going towards local schools.

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