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Lakota facing budget deficit in coming years say officials

Journal-News |

Butler County’s largest school system is facing an estimated $11.7 million budget deficit in five years caused in part by extra costs from operating during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but also due to recent cuts in state funding.

Lakota treasurer Jenni Logan said the district estimates it will spend $2.6 million more than it will bring in. The state cut the district’s funding by $3.8 million, she said.