House Bill Would Put K12 Education Funding Above All Obligations

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

As Mid-Columbia school districts wait to see if voters will renew their operations levies, state lawmakers are looking at a bill that would prioritize K-12 education funding above all other state obligations.

House Bill 2533 is the Legislature's first attempt to address the issue since the state Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that Washington has failed to properly pay for education, violating its constitutional duty.

The bill will have a hearing in front of the House Education Appropriations and Oversight Committee at 8am Tuesday.

Area school officials are keeping an eye on HB 2533 and other attempts by the Legislature to provide for education, but they say it's too early to say how much it would help.


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