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.

About the Author

Ross
I am the Director of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State. I formerly represented the 48th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives, chairing the Appropriations committee and spent many a year at Microsoft.