What’s new in K-12 education?

Dear Neighbor,


Of the thousands of emails and phone calls I have received during the 2020 Legislative session, the majority have been focused on issues we are looking at in the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. My philosophy on our education system is that it should be locally driven, where decisions about curriculum and spending are made by our school boards and respect the unique culture of each district. Unfunded mandates from Olympia only diminish the hard work of our school leadership and teachers. Providing the necessary tools for positive outcomes and providing a place where our youth can thrive should be the focus of our work in Olympia.

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