January 17, 2023

Schoesler again offers bill to help school districts address maintenance needs

For the fifth straight year, 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler has a measure before the Legislature that aims to help school districts in Washington address their building-maintenance needs. Senate Bill 5403 would allow school districts to create a “depreciation subfund” that can receive a transfer of up to 2 percent...
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July 19, 2022

Schoesler criticizes Reykdal for wanting to cancel state testing of students

Sen. Mark Schoesler opposes a suggestion by Washington’s highest-ranking elected education official that the state should cancel the testing of student learning levels. During last week’s Washington State Board of Education meeting in Spokane, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal said that using tests to assess the true level...
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February 21, 2022

Senate resolution sponsored by Schoesler honors work of Dr. Bill Schillinger

Dr. Bill Schillinger, the longtime researcher who ran Washington State University’s dryland research farm in Lind, was honored today on the Senate floor with a resolution sponsored by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. Dr. Schillinger retired this January after a 29-year career working at the dryland research station. During his...
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January 25, 2022

Schoesler encourages public to take survey on COVID vaccines for students

Sen. Mark Schoesler wants 9th District residents and others to know the Washington State Board of Health is surveying the public about requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for children to attend school in Washington. “I’m concerned that parents and caregivers may not know about the chance to offer their input on...
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January 21, 2022

2022 session week 2 video update

9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler talks about how the 2022 legislative session is being run, with committee meetings being held remotely and only a few senators appearing in person for floor sessions. He also gives updates on two of his bills – SB 5202, which tries to help school districts...
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March 10, 2021

2021 session update (March 10)

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February 26, 2021

2021 session video update (Feb. 26)

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February 24, 2021

Senate OKs Schoesler bill helping school districts address maintenance needs

The Senate today voted 44-4 to approve a bill introduced by Sen. Mark Schoesler that would help school districts in Washington address their building maintenance needs. Senate Bill 5202 would allow school districts to create a “depreciation subfund” that can receive a transfer of up to 2 percent of a...
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May 09, 2020

Senate Republicans share K-12 Educational Recovery Priorities plan with Inslee, Reykdal

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing the suspension of the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year for more than 1 million Washington K-12 students, members of the Senate Republican Caucus have created a five-point plan to address the current situation facing students and teachers and how best to proceed. The K-12...
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