Ferndale School District #502 | 6041 Vista Drive - PO Box 698 | Ferndale WA 98248 | ph. 360-383-9200 | fax 360-383-9201

School Board Supports NEWS in Holding State Legislature Accountable

Release Date: December 10, 2010

Ferndale School Board at its December 3 special meeting, voted to become a member of Network for Excellence in Washington Schools (NEWS).

NEWS was established to defend the Washington State Superior Court's Final Judgment against the state in the McCleary v. State case. The judgment ordered the state to determine the actual cost of amply providing public education to children and to fund that actual dollar cost with a stable and dependable state funding mechanism.

The state, in the last legislative session, chose to appeal the ruling to the Washington State Supreme Court and has appropriated $950,000 to fund that appeal.

Any person or organization may join NEWS.

For more information:
NEWS Website: www.waschoolexcellence.org
Mike Blair, President of NEWS, 253.765.7043
Lee Anne Riddle, Ferndale School Board President, 384-9051
Tammy Bengen, Public Information Officer, 383-9207

McCleary Decision Summary.pdf218.46 KB
Res 15-2010 NEWS Membership.pdf275.32 KB