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By Max Erikson
Reporter 

McCleary 'fix' creates new issues

 

September 27, 2017

A funding dilemma may be looming for the Goldendale School District-and many others across the state-in the wake of the Washington State Legislature's new law for school funding, in attempts to address the Washington State Supreme Court's McCleary decision in 2012.

The Court ruled in 2012 the state was not in compliance with the requirements of the state constitution to amply fund public education for the nearly 1.1 million public school students.

The Court has been fining the state $100,000 a day for the past several years-for not being in compliance-to the tune of $84 million.

In June, legislators passed a $7.3 billion education funding package that will go into effect starting in 2018...



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