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Fed cash turns RBHS finances deficit into surplus

When the Board of Education of Riverside-Brookfield High School District 208 approved the final budget for fiscal year 2020-21 last September, officials projected a budget deficit of $ 1.6 million. But thanks to the inflow of federal funds, deputy superintendent Kristin Smetana expects the RBHS to close the year in a slight surplus when the […]

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The pandemic produced an academic deficit; overcoming it’s going to take cash, native economist says

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Schools in Texas were already facing challenges before the pandemic, and a year after the COVID-19 outbreak began, those challenges are more daunting than ever. “Many districts had massive infrastructure shortages while others struggled to keep up with the explosive growth,” said Dr. M. Ray Perryman, Director of the Waco Perryman […]