Did you know that Washington State funding of education only covers 5 hours out of a 6 hour school day; only covers full-day kindergarten for 1 in 5 children and only pays for 3 out of every 4 teachers? Estimate for full implementation of the basic education bill of 2009 (of which the State Supreme Court has upheld in the McCleary case) is about $3 billion more annually. If you want to understand more about funding challenges facing our schools, and how we can help as a parent community, consider attending the following community meeting.
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