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School district and Tribe lay out levy's facts

The three points raised in Bruce Elliott’s letter are incomplete to say the least. Please allow the La Conner School District (LCSD) and the Swinomish Tribe to jointly set the record straight.

State funding does not fully support LCSD’s budgetary obligations

With regard to the “McCleary Fix,” the state has made significant progress toward meeting its legal duty to fully fund basic education.

Paying teachers a living wage is unquestionably a part of funding basic education.

In addition, school districts are required to provide – and pay for – more than just basic education.

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