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By Dallas Smith
Reporter 

School budget increases will have local impact

 


The Washington State Legislature passed its 2013-2015 budgets on June 30, adding $1 billion to the funds for education. In the end, this means approximately $16.7 billion are going to Washington schools.

These funds are aiding schools locally by restoring teacher’s salaries that were cut by 1.9 percent and administrative salaries that were cut by 3 percent. Another gain for schools is for full-day kindergarten to be available, and learning assistance will be more accessible. K-3 class sizes will be reduced and transportation will be bolstered with the funding that is now available.

High Poverty schools in the state receive priority over others for the full day kindergarten and reduced c...



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