On Tuesday, February 22, Advocacy Director Lizzy Sebring urged members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee to pass HB 1590, a bill that would stabilize state and local funding losses due to enrollment decline. Listen to Lizzy here. Funding was included in both the Senate and House budgets to support stabilization.
Speaking in favor of increasing school staffing ratios for nurses, psychologists, social workers and school counselors, Advocacy Committee member Mike Uehara-Bingen waited nearly three hours to deliver one minute of testimony in the Senate Ways & Means Committee also that evening. Listen to Mike here. The Senate funding levels are higher than the House and are preferred.