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BC think tank points to facilities

Tebbano said it's possible, but entering into a contract with a private provider would have to be carefully examined based on what they've seen happen in other districts.

"The only drawbacks that we find is that we've lost control," he said. "Once you lock into a contract with them, you're really locked into what they do to the fees and charges every year. ... The cost starts to get out of control in five years."

Tackling the district's long- and short-term finances will ultimately be up to the administration and the school board, but Tebbano emphasized the think tank was a good exercise that established a good lead in to January's community budget forums.

"This is what I would expect from community residents," he said. "They gave us some excellent ideas to talk about.""

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