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School Funding Updates

11 months ago

The Washington State Legislature passed a law in 2018 increasing state funding for schools while decreasing the amount school districts can collect through local levies. For the Riverside School District the state percentage will increase from approximately 70% to 78% and our levy will decrease from approximately 21% to 14%. Federal funds make up about 8% of our General Fund budget.

In short, local levy funds must pay for "enrichment" activities like after school sports, etc. State funds must be used for what are considered "basic" education expenses. On another note, please remember that the voter-approved Levy #2 for security, facilities, and technology improvements is a completely separate budget designated just for those projects. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Business Manager Ron Thompson at or Superintendent Dr. Ken Russell at You may also call or text Ken at (509) 370-1717.

For a simple explanation of the new school funding model, check out 

Riverside School District Budget

25 days ago





NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to RCW 28A.505.040, that the 2020-21 Budget for the Riverside School District, including a four-year budget plan, has been completed. Budget information is on file in the school district administration office located at 34515 N Newport Highway, Chattaroy, Washington. The budget is posted and available on the District website at, or may be obtained by contacting Ron Thompson, Business Manager (509) 464-8202.  A copy of the budget and a summary of the four-year budget plan will be furnished to any person who calls upon the district for it.

The Riverside School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boys Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment.  The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, John McCoy, Director of Student & Staff Services, (509) 464-8204, Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Kristy Misiaszek, Special Services Director, (509) 464-8551, or Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, John McCoy, Director of Student & Staff Services, (509) 464-8204, at 34515 N Newport Hwy, Chattaroy, WA  99003.

The Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on July 23, 2020 to take action on the following budgets for 2020-2021:

F-195 2020-2021 Draft Budget

F-195F Summary of Four Year Budget Plan