Senator wants bipartisan school district consolidation bill

Proposal includes facility modernization incentives for districts that “voluntarily” consolidate


Last updated 12/15/2021 at 9:17am

OLYMPIA—Citing the high costs per student among small school districts and the opportunity for more efficient use of state and local tax dollars, 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee) said last week that he has pre-filed a bill to encourage consolidating school districts to save money on administrative costs.

Senate Bill 5487, a bipartisan proposal to incentivize school distric...

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