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K-12 Education Funding in Washington

11/17/2012 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

Where's the Money? Understanding & communicating about K-12 education funding in WA.. Following-up on last year's tremendously successful education consensus meeting, we will tackle the ever confusing issue of how our schools are funded. This topic is particularly of importance following the Washington State Supreme Court ruling in January that the State is not meeting its constitutional duty to amply fund K-12 education for all students. We will discuss the implications of that ruling, the mix of local, state, and federal funding sources, and how we can impact that funding. We will develop strategies with attendees regarding how to accurately communicate this complex topic with others. Featuring:


  • Dan Newell, Asst. Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
  • Greg Alarid, Unified Service Representative, Washington Education Association (WEA), Fourth Corner