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La Conner Schools brace for COVID-related budget shortfalls

 


La Conner Schools officials said a week ago Monday they are preparing for possible major funding shortfalls due to projected decreased revenue from district funding sources adversely impacted by the statewide coronavirus shutdown this spring. The excitement over La Conner entering Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 Safe Start plan was quelled by grim forecasts of what the next phase of local school funding might look like.

The district is bracing for potential moderate to significant budget hits, Superintendent Dr. Whitney Meissner and school board members said during a nearly two-hour June...



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