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ThoughtExchange - Priorities for the Upcoming Riverview School District 2024-2025 Budget

Updated: Mar 28

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The Riverview School District is currently in the budgeting process for the 2024-2025 academic year, and we are reaching out to our community for their valuable input. Like many districts statewide, Riverview faces financial challenges, with an anticipated budget shortfall of approximately $1.5 million for the upcoming school year. We recognize the importance of community involvement in addressing these challenges and are seeking your participation in this crucial ThoughtExchange.

Overview Information:

Throughout Washington state, school districts are grappling with insufficient funding to adequately support our schools. A primary factor contributing to this issue is declining enrollment, which serves as the main driver of revenue for districts. Over the past several years, Riverview School District has experienced a consistent decrease in enrollment, primarily due to a lower birthrate—a trend observed nationwide. Additionally, the district is contending with escalating operational expenses attributed to inflation and heightened regional salary competition.

Your engagement in this dialogue will assist us in making informed decisions and prioritizing necessary adjustments as we navigate these financial constraints. We value your input and appreciate your partnership in ensuring the continued success of our students and schools. A full preliminary budget presentation was given at the March 12 school board meeting, and a recording of this can be found by clicking this link.


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