Passage of I-1351 to reduce class sizes

SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE: Passage of I-1351 to reduce class sizes
Posted on 11/12/2014

With the passage of I-1351, we've received a number of questions about how this will affect our district. It is too soon yet to know exactly how I-1351 will impact Seattle Public Schools in the wake of the Supreme Court McCleary ruling and actions anticipated during this Legislative session.

Class size is one of the top four priorities of the McCleary ruling and long overdue since Washington’s class sizes rank among the highest in the nation.

If fully funded by the legislature, the initiative would have a significant impact on staffing and building facilities. That will put pressure on Seattle  to find additional classroom space in our current buildings.

Moving forward, the district will follow the deliberations of Washington State Legislature as they determine funding for McCleary and I-1351. We will work with the Seattle Education Association (SEA) on implementing legislation that comes from I-1351.

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