"A King County judge ruled Friday that the way the state doles out salary money to school districts is uneven and unconstitutional, potentially forcing the Legislature to revamp how it funds education -- and giving a boost to the movement to increase school funding in the state."
As many of you may know our funding system is based from 1977 parameters and obviously, things have changed since then.
"The Federal Way lawsuit, filed a year ago, maintained that there are serious disparities in how the state reimburses school districts for salaries. Some districts are allotted higher salaries for staff positions, while neighboring districts inexplicably received lower amounts for the same positions.
Unlike another pending lawsuit over education funding, the Federal Way case doesn't challenge whether the state is providing enough money, but claimed that its distribution is unfair."And this from the judge's ruling:
"Under the state's current education funding system, schools receive salary money "based upon a discredited and unconstitutionally funded system of 30 years ago," Judge Michael Heavey noted in his ruling. "There is no rational reason to continue this."
Thank you Judge Heavey.