Two proposals to fix our state’s charter school law were heard in committee on Tuesday, however, priorities still remain focused on basic education. Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane is featured in the wrap. (TRT: 52) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


Sen. Andy Billig of Spokane is a member of the Senate Early Learning, K-12 Education Committee and a sponsor of one proposal to help find a solution to our state’s charter schools. Sen. Billig:

Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane: (TRT: 23) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “We should try to provide educational certainty for the kids and the families in these charter schools, but I think we have to remember that our priority really, our paramount duty as our state constitution says, is to fully fund basic education. That’s number one on our list of things to do. That doesn’t mean we can’t do other things this session including helping the charter school families to have some certainty moving forward.”

In September of 2015 the Washington State Supreme Court ruled charter schools unconstitutional. Finding a legislative fix to this issue is one of the education priorities, as two proposals were heard in the education committee Tuesday.

At the state capitol in Olympia, Nicole Vukonich.