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Nyssa School District overpaid by state, and state wants the money back

After the Nyssa School District discovered its miscalculation and the extra funding that followed, it immediately reported the mistake to the state's education department, said Superintendent Darren Johnson. (The Enterprise/Kezia Setyawan)

The Nyssa School District received hundreds of thousands in excess state funding for the 2018-2019 school year after incorrectly reporting figures to the Oregon Department of Education.

The issue stemmed from the school district miscalculating the number of students in its English Language Learners program for its funding from the state, said Darren Johnson, Nyssa School District superintendent.

As a result, the state department provided about $568,000 more than necessary to the school district last year, according to Mike Wiltfong, the departments’ school finance and school facilities director. That was reduced to $425,000 after the department compared the school district’s . . .