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CKSD's budget surpasses $100-million mark

Gary Powell laid out the foundation for the 2005-06 fiscal year and in a few weeks he’ll be headed for the golf course. Powell, wearing a necktie with a golf-oriented theme, presented the preliminary budget during a regular Central Kitsap School District board meeting.

He expects there will be some tweaking done between now and when the budget is approved at the Aug. 10 board meeting.

“I’m happy to report that I finally broke the $100 million mark,” Powell joked, referring to the district’s $103 operating expenditures.

With Powell’s final budget before his July retirement date came a particular set of challenges, he said. For starters, the district has seen a decline in state funding to the tune of $1.2 million since the 2002-03 fiscal year and that money has not been

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