School Funding http://www.kplu.org en Seattle schools freeze hiring, spending as deficit looms http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-schools-freeze-hiring-spending-deficit-looms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s school district has frozen hiring and spending in anticipation of a budget shortfall next year. But since officials say the change won't affect actual classroom resources or essential personnel, you might say the district has put hiring and spending in the fridge.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:51:06 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8007 at http://www.kplu.org Gregoire proposes taxes for schools http://www.kplu.org/post/gregoire-proposes-taxes-schools <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/121812AJ_GregoireBudget_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - Outgoing Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is proposing to extend two temporary taxes for three-and-a-half years&#160;in order to make a $1 billion down payment on a recent Supreme Court ruling that found the state is not adequately funding public schools. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:23:40 +0000 7402 at http://www.kplu.org Gregoire proposes taxes for schools Report: State dollars not going far enough for pre-K http://www.kplu.org/post/report-state-dollars-not-going-far-enough-pre-k <p>A new national report released Tuesday says Washington preschool programs that receive government dollars are among the best in the country. But the researchers also believe too few kids benefit from the $54 million Washington spends on preschool each school year.</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:27:12 +0000 The Associated Press 4703 at http://www.kplu.org State superintendent gives his proposal for school funding http://www.kplu.org/post/state-superintendent-gives-his-proposal-school-funding <p>The good news in this week&#39;s new Washington state revenue forecast has drawn the attention of everyone who wants some money for their department or program.</p><p>But in a <a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2012/Statement-RevenueForecast.aspx">statement put out by Superintendent of Public Instruction</a> Randy Dorn, Dorn says the state Constitution and the Supreme Court give Washington only one choice: pay for education first.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:37:29 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 4193 at http://www.kplu.org State superintendent gives his proposal for school funding Update: Seattle schools sending a message with furlough http://www.kplu.org/post/update-seattle-schools-sending-message-furlough <p>Seattle Public Schools will shut down for a day just before school starts this fall. It will also close early on a later date during the school year.</p><p>Lesley Rogers, chief communications officer for Seattle Public Schools, says asking most of its staff to be gone on the same day sends a message to the state.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:36:22 +0000 Charla Bear 2139 at http://www.kplu.org Update: Seattle schools sending a message with furlough Seattle's Families and Education Levy expands goals, money requests over the years http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-families-and-education-levy-expands-goals-money-requests-over-years <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960076.mp3</p><p>As schools and family service providers across the state struggle with budget cuts, taxpayers are being asked to help out more. In Seattle, the <a href="http://clerk.seattle.gov/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=&amp;s3=117103&amp;s4=&amp;s2=&amp;s5=&amp;Sect4=AND&amp;l=20&amp;Sect2=THESON&amp;Sect3=PLURON&amp;Sect5=CBORY&amp;Sect6=HITOFF&amp;d=ORDF&amp;p=1&amp;u=/~public/cbory.htm&amp;r=1&amp;f=G">city council is gearing up to put the Families and Education Levy back on the ballot</a>. Voters have renewed it every time it&rsquo;s come up since former Mayor Norm Rice created it in 1990, but some people might not realize how much it&rsquo;s changed.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:39:22 +0000 Charla Bear 1083 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Families and Education Levy expands goals, money requests over the years Seattle gets peek at new Families and Education Levy http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-gets-peek-new-families-and-education-levy <p>It’s been less than a month since the last election, and already Seattle officials are unveiling a measure for next fall’s ballot.&nbsp; This week, the public will get its first glimpse at the next Families and Education Levy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 02:20:59 +0000 Charla Bear 235 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle gets peek at new Families and Education Levy