Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, issued this statement today following the Senate’s passage of legislation to postpone the so-called levy cliff that would have resulted in massive budget cuts to K-12 schools across the state.

“This is good news that should provide tremendous relief to our schools around the state and all the children they serve. It should address at least part of the immediate funding crisis in Seattle Public Schools when signed by the governor.”

“We have much more work to do to ensure full and fair funding for all our schools, and this legislation gives us the breathing room to focus on that considerable task.

“As Democratic lead negotiator on the Capital Budget, I continue to work on the statewide school construction budget, which I anticipate being the largest in state history.  We are working in a bipartisan way to provide the educational facilities around Washington that our students need and deserve.”