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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Learn More About Education Funding on Monday

From the Seattle Times:
A Monday night meeting at Seattle Public Schools headquarters will focus on state funding for education.

School district Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson and School Board President Cheryl Chow will talk about education funding and how it affects local students. Chow, a member of the state's Basic Education Funding Task Force, will discuss her experience.

After their remarks, Paola Maranan, executive director of the Children's Alliance, will discuss efforts to improve education funding in Washington.

The meeting, sponsored by the Seattle Council PTSA, aims to prepare people to speak to legislators about the need for more education funding.

The event is open to the public. There will be time for refreshments and networking beginning at 6:30 p.m.; presentations start at 7 p.m. at the John Stanford Center, 2445 Third Ave. S., Seattle. Information: president@seattlecouncilptsa.org or 206-364-7430.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I so wish that I could attend this. I got an overview of the recent changes to school funding (from Weighted Student Formula to Weighted Staff) and it seems strange and confusing.

Whoever can attend, please post what you can, especially if this topic is covered.