The real story on school funding figures

When we enter the 2013 legislative session, everyone who will be advocating for public school funding must be armed with the facts and figures that will hold legislators accountable for complying with the McCleary court ruling and amply funding K-12 education.

These McCleary per pupil State funding charts and FAQs can serve as a framework for conversations with lawmakers. This important information includes evidence from the McCleary trial and relevant points regarding the State of Washington’s K-12 funding obligation under the McCleary ruling. Clearly, some elected officials may not want to address these funding figures and may promote a lesser state obligation to our schools. We ask that you discuss this information with your constituents and everyone who shares an interest in ensuring that the State lives up to its constitutional duty to amply fund K-12 schools.