Olympia…In an effort to gather constructive input on how Washington should meet its constitutional duty to fund basic education, members of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee will be traveling across the state beginning this week. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings.

Sponsors of Senate Bill 6130 – legislation that addressed local school district’s reliance on levy dollars for school employee pay – Bruce Dammeier, R-Puyallup, Christine Rolfes, D-Kitsap County, Ann Rivers, R-La Center and Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam will be leading the working and listening meetings with local elected officials attending as well.

Tour locations and dates:

  • Sept. 30 at Vancouver ESD 112, 2500 NE 65th Ave., Vancouver
  • Oct. 6 at Anacortes ESD 189, Everett School District Community Resource Center, 3900 Broadway, Everett
  • Oct. 8 at Bremerton ESD, Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th Street, Bremerton
  • Oct. 19 at Renton ESD 121, 800 Oakesdale Ave. SW, Renton
  • Oct. 21 at Spokane ESD 101, 4202 S. Regal, Spokane
  • Oct. 26 at Wenatchee ESD 171, 430 Old Station Road, Wenatchee
  • Oct. 27 at Yakima ESD 105, 33 S 2nd Ave.,Yakima

The meetings are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A short presentation from the legislators will open the meetings followed by comments from local public education representatives. The remaining time is slated for public input. Attendees are encouraged to prepare written statements to be submitted on the record should time not allow everyone an opportunity to weigh in.

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For more information, please contact:

Erik Smith at 360-786-7037 or erik.smith@leg.wa.gov – for Sen. Dammeier

Clare DeLong at 360-786-7887 or clare.delong@leg.wa.gov – for Sen. Rolfes

Liz Coleman at 360-786-7395 or liz.coleman@leg.wa.gov – for Sen. Rivers

Chris West at 360-786-7328 or chris.west@leg.wa.gov – for Sen. Hargrove