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Legislative updates bring up future state funding for districts


Updates regarding the Legislature’s ability to fully comply with the McCleary decision were presented to the public at the Medical Lake School Board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Superintendent Dr. Pam Veltri said high concern was being placed on an upcoming $1.2 billion budget shortfall while also finding ways to become compliant with the McCleary decision by the Washington state Supreme Court.

Veltri said the state is currently spending an average of around $6,500 ­– $6,600 per student. In order to comply with the Supreme Court ruling spending per student needs to increase to around $12...

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