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Senate OKs Sen. Schoesler bill

Measure helps schools address maintenance

OLYMPIA — The Senate on Friday, March 3, unanimously approved a measure introduced by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that aims to help school districts address maintenance needs.

Senate Bill 5403, passed 48-0.

The bill would allow school districts to create a “depreciation subfund” that can receive a transfer of up to 2% of a district’s general fund each fiscal year.

“This bill provides another way for school districts to handle building- or facility-maintenance needs,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville, who represents the 9th Legislative District, which includes most of Adams County. Sometimes it...


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