Peter Callaghan: Education bill’s unheralded details will need attention | Peter Callaghan | The News Tribune

Peter Callaghan: Education bill’s unheralded details will need attention | Peter Callaghan | The News Tribune.

Peter does a good job here exposing some of the hard work remaining in figuring out school funding details for 2015. He drills into a number of key issues:

  • Local school levies being used for compensation. This is an unconstitutional shift of responsibility from the state to local taxpayers.
  • Weird levy caps that treat different districts differently.
  • Reliability issues with depending on local levies.
  • Complexity of the salary model the state uses.

I’m not sure I agree with some of his conclusions in the article, but he’s right about the list of issues to work out.

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I'm proud to represent Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, and Yarrow Point in the Washington State House of Representatives. I am chairman of the Appropriations Committee, responsible for crafting biennial budgets. I also chair the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
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