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SB 6088 - Amends Class Size-Related Funding Calculation - Washington Key Vote

Timothy Sheldon voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-22) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Class Size-Related Funding Calculation

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the class size-related funding calculation and submits the changes to the voters.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that funding for kindergarten through third grade average class sizes shall be proportionate to a school district’s actual average class size, up to 17 students (Sec. 2).
  • Amends the general education average class size upon which the minimum allocation for a school is partially based as follows (Sec. 2):
    • Existing law:
      • Grades K-3 have 17.00 students per teacher; and
      • Grades 4-12 have 25.00 students per teacher.
    • New law:
      • Grades K-3 have 17.00 students per teacher;
      • Grades 4-6 have 27.00 students per teacher;
      • Grades 7-8 have 28.53 students per teacher; and
      • Grades 9-12 have 28.74 students per teacher.
  • Amends the general education average class size upon which the minimum allocation for a school at which at least 50 percent of the students were eligible for free and reduced-price meals in the previous year is based as follows (Sec. 2):
    • Existing law:
      • Grades K-3 have 15.00 students per teacher;
      • Grade 4 has 22.00 students per teacher; and
      • Grades 5-12 have 23.00 students per teacher.
    • New law:
      • Grades K-3 have 17.00 students per teacher;
      • Grades 4-6 have 27.00 students per teacher;
      • Grades 7-8 have 28.53 students per teacher; and
      • Grades 9-12 have 28.74 students per teacher.
  • Requires the Secretary of State to submit the provisions of this bill to the voters for adoption and ratification, or rejection, at the next general election (Sec. 5).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Class Size-Related Funding Calculation

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