Students at Summit Sierra, a Seattle charter school, rallied to save their school. Photo: Joshua Trujillo, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Washington state’s charter schools will remain open, if Gov. Jay Inslee signs a bipartisan bill funding the schools from lottery money.
“About 1,100 students are enrolled in nine charter schools across the state,” reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. School already had started last fall when the state Supreme Court “threw out the financing provision of a voter-passed 2012 initiative that authorized charter schools.”
The 6-3 majority ruled that charter schools aren’t eligible for general fund dollars as “common schools” because their boards aren’t elected.