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LRS prepares for school year with staff turnovers, pay increases

LIND – The Lind and Ritzville school districts have spent the summer adapting to a number of staff changes and increases in pay and benefits, while enrollment numbers have gone down slightly since 2021.

Both school boards met July 25 in Lind and finalized their budgets for the 2022-23 school year, with a general materials, supplies and operating costs allocation of $1,314.52 per student in Ritzville and $1,461.11 per student in Lind.

Ritzville schools total budget is $6.3 million; Lind’s is $6.1 million.

Budget forecasts predicted a drop in the general fund this year from $1.1 million to $605,...


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