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Wash. State Court Keeps Aid Penalties in Place

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Washington state's supreme court ruled last week that $100,000-a-day sanctions should continue against the state while a task force works to determine how lawmakers will comply with a 2012 court order to fully fund the state's basic education system.

In a hearing before the court last month, a lawyer for the plaintiffs—districts, parents, teachers, and education groups—had argued that the court should increase pressure on the lawmakers.

Those sanctions, which are supposed to be set aside into a separate education account, are nearing $42 million.

Vol. 36, Issue 08, Page 5

Published in Print: October 12, 2016, as Wash. State Court Keeps Aid Penalties in Place
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