Outline Long-Term Education Vision Press Event POSTPONED

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State Superintendent Chris Reykdal



Superintendent Reykdal to Outline Long-Term Education Vision


State Superintendent Chris Reykdal's press conference to discuss a long-term education vision and McCleary funding is postponed.


OLYMPIA—MAY 16, 2017—Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s scheduled press conference on his K-12 education vision and McCleary funding solution is postponed until Wednesday, May 24.

“Early this week, legislative budget negotiators indicated that they are making meaningful progress toward a budget solution, which is why I have decided to delay the unveiling of my long-term vision and McCleary framework by one week,” Reykdal said.

“My team and I have been working with policymakers from both parties since session began in January, and we will continue to do so until a final compromise is reached."

“I remain concerned that a McCleary plan is coming together to solve the short-term interest of the court, but not the long-term needs of students. This is a once-in-a-generation rewrite of basic education finance and we should be working to transform the system well beyond a court-mandated compliance minimum,” he continued.

The first special session is scheduled to come to an end on Tuesday, May 23. Final details will be sent in the following days.




About OSPI

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, OSPI works with the state's 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.

OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

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