Category Archives: Funding

Statement on McCleary order by State Board of Education Chair

State Board of Education Chair Isabel Muñoz-Colón issued the following statement on today’s order by the State Supreme Court in the McCleary case regarding Washington’s public school funding: “I applaud the Supreme Court for continuing sanctions, and emphasizing the urgency … Continue reading

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Board’s input for Education Funding Task Force

Responding to a request for input on implementing a program of basic education, the State Board of Education sent this letter to Legislature’s Education Funding Task Force : September 8, 2016 Dear Members of the Education Funding Task Force: We appreciate … Continue reading

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When the (School) Levy Breaks

‘When the Levee Breaks’ was a blues song recorded in 1929 by the colorfully named musical duo of Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie. The song was about the catastrophic aftermath of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Might Washington … Continue reading

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What are the Criteria for Contempt?

Getting ready for the April 30 McCleary Report from the Legislature on Ample School Funding. ************************************************************************************ This past January, the Washington State Supreme Court essentially put the Legislature on notice. “It is clear that the pace of progress must quicken,” … Continue reading

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SBE URGES LEGISLATURE TO ACTION — RESOLVE WASHINGTON’S “HIGH RISK” STATUS ON WAIVER APPLICATION TO MOVE PAST OUT-DATED NCLB REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS ON SCHOOLS

Today, the State Board of Education adopted a resolution calling upon the state Legislature to resolve Washington’s status as a “high risk” state with the US Department of Education.  This designation prevents the approval of the state’s ESEA flexibility waiver … Continue reading

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