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Bill to Save Charter Schools Passes Senate

Big news today in the Washington Legislature.

SB 6194, a bipartisan bill to fix the way public charter schools are funded, passed the Senate with a vote of 27-20.

The bill represents a solution to the state Supreme Court ruling in September that declared the previous funding mechanism for public charter schools unconstitutional. Washington’s eight public charter schools currently serve more than 1,100 students.

Finding a fix to public charter schools was a priority for the Washington Roundtable, as seen in our 2016 Policy Agenda. It’s also been a priority for numerous editorial boards across the state, including the Seattle Times and Spokesman Review.

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