The 2017 'McCleary' Legislative Session
Washington Education Association
2017 Legislative Goal: Fully Fund Public Schools
Fully funding quality basic education for all children is Washington’s paramount duty.
- Fund smaller K-12 class sizes, additional support staff, and professional & competitive base salaries and benefits for all educators, including higher education employees. This includes protecting the right to invest in our local schools through local levies and opposing any restrictions on collectively bargaining educator compensation at the district level.
- We believe local families and educators know what their students need to be successful and that they have a fundamental right to make decisions about their children and public schools.
WEA supports Gov. Inslee's proposed K-12 schools budget, which increases state funding by nearly $4 billion.
Here is WEA’s annual end-of-session report on what happened in Olympia during the 2016 legislative session, as compiled by our governmental relations team. Download a PDF of the 2016 legislative priorities here.