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Issaquah PTSA Takes Olympia by Storm

Two dozen local school PTSA representatives met with lawmakers Thursday as part of the Washington State PTA's Focus Day to discuss school funding.

Yesterday, 24 representatives from the Issaquah Schools PTSAs went to the State capitol in Olympia to talk to law makers about increasing funding for our schools as part of the Washington State PTA's Focus Day.

The McCleary decision requires the state to put approximately an additional $4 billion into education by 2018.

Patch reader Carol Stamper told Patch that participants "discussed with lawmakers how to generate the revenue for this increase (increasing taxes, decreasing other services, etc..), ensuring that the increase in money goes into increasing graduation rates and decreasing the opportunity gap."

Stamper said the day had a positive feel.

"Our lawmakers said it isn't a matter of if they will put more money into education it is a matter of how we make it happen," Stamper told Patch via Facebook. "The McCleary decision has been a huge boost for education."

To learn more about the McCleary decision, follow this link.

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