Tacoma students and teachers will lose with the new state funding formula

Tacoma deserves equitable funding. Last February, Tacoma residents voted to support our continued progress and a quality education for every student, every day, but new state laws prevent us from accessing funds you approved.

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Our schools face an unnecessary, looming financial disaster, and I’m upset.

No doubt you have heard about the seven-year-long state Supreme Court case called McCleary. The court repeatedly told our state to fully fund education. Then in June this year, the Supreme Court decided that funding changes made by the state legislature had solved the problem. Case dismissed.

That was a mistake.

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Budget Presentation to the Tacoma Public School Board
Financial Accountability - OSPI
Multi-year funding table

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