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Superintendent's Statement

State Superintendent Randy Dorn issued the following statement on
Gov. Chris Gregoire’s initial budget proposal:

Olympia - October 27, 2011 - I understand why the Governor must propose cuts and that this is just the beginning of the conversation, but these cuts can’t happen. Levy equalization is used to fund basic education services for students, including required services in special education. And, what’s more basic than hiring teachers to keep class sizes down in grades 4-12? The state has a constitutional responsibility to fund basic education first. We are not meeting that obligation today. These cuts would just make the situation worse in our schools.

 

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The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, 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 does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual preference/orientation, age, veteran’s status or the presence of any physical, sensory or mental disability.

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Communications Manager
Nathan Olson
(360) 725-6015

 

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