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Regionalization is another headache in school funding

Some districts benefit, others suffer from formula

Students sit at desks at Northern Heights Elementary surrounded by their stationary and books stacked next to them.
Students sit at desks at Northern Heights Elementary in Bellingham in September 2022. Bellingham Public Schools lost funding due to a dropping regionalization factor, which is supposed to aid districts in high-cost-of-living areas. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Hailey Hoffman Visual Journalist
Six years after a “regionalization” factor was introduced as a form of cost-of-living bo

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