Thursday, May 13, 2010

Race to the Top support is tepid
Local school districts cool to strings,
but fear backlash

Evergreen district Superintendent John Deeder said Gregoire has watched legislators gut supplemental classroom spending authorized by voter-passed Initiative 728, without much of a fuss.

With one stroke of the pen, we eliminate $480 (state funds per student, per year),” Deeder lamented at Tuesday’s school board meeting. “And now we’re supposed to jump through all these hoops, for $24.49 (per student)?”

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