New Business Item Title: Regarding Federal Forest Monies Source: Ryan Grant, Medical Lake Education Association

Background: OSPI withholds basic education dollars equal to federal forest money from school districts by lowering their apportionment by an equal amount. Money intended for schools for the mitigation of the negative impacts of federal and court actions should go to those schools. Cost Implications: $18,000,000 to Washington State government WEA Goal Objectives: *Improve the quality of and access to public education for all students *Forge partnerships with parents, business, other unions, and community groups. Recommended Actions That WEA lobby to ban the deduction of basic education dollars in lieu of Federal timber monies and to let these dollars “flow through” to the districts they are allotted to; and That WEA work in a two prong approach, one with our congressional delegation and the other with the state legislature, to end the current practice of school district general apportionment money being lowered by an amount equal to the Federal Timber money received, thereby depriving some of our neediest school districts of an available means of support.

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