Education

Schoesler statement on governor’s signing of bill requiring sex ed to be taught to kindergartners Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement today after Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5395, which requires Washington public schools to teach “comprehensive” sex-education classes, starting in kindergarten. The bill, requested by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, requires such classes for each student... Read More...
Schoesler applauds Senate passage of bill helping small school districts Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, joined his Senate colleagues Monday in unanimously passing a bill that would authorize modernization grants for small school districts in Washington. Second Substitute Senate Bill 5572 would establish a small school district modernization grant program for school districts and state and tribal compact schools that have... Read More...
Senate passes education-first budget – again   The Senate today passed a new budget that its leaders say should help bring about the consensus necessary for the Legislature to complete its work.   “Once again, the Senate has worked hard to put together and pass a sustainable budget that adheres to our constitutional and moral duty... Read More...