In the McCleary versus Washington state ruling, the state Supreme Court directed the state Legislature to provide ample, equitable and dependable basic education funding.
Because the state has failed to fulfill its constitutional obligation to fully fund education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has brought a lawsuit against multiple school districts including Seattle Public Schools.
The lawsuit contends that the district is illegally using its local levy funds to pay a portion of teacher salaries. The district is reviewing the complaint and will be working to coordinate with other districts on the suit.
Our district negotiates fair, competitive wages to attract and retain quality educational professionals. We will continue to locally support and promote student achievement while we wait for the Legislature to fully fund education and fulfill their duty.
Dr. Larry Nyland
Seattle Public Schools