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No Tribe bond payment

To the Editor:

The La Conner school board agreed to a contribution from the Swinomish Tax Authority of $660,000 for 2020. This includes $500,000 for operations and maintenance, $100,000 for roofing repairs for the gym and $60,000 for projects selected by the district.

The Swinomish contribution does not include any money for debt service on the bond that built the middle school. The district will levy $1,500,000 for that, of which the Swinomish should contribute about $243,000, based upon the percentage of the school population who are Native Americans.

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