Legislators set school priorities
December 16, 2008 · Updated 3:37 PM
The Mercer Island School Board met with local legislators Fred Jarrett, Marcie Maxwell and Judy Clibborn last Thursday to discuss educational priorities for 2009.
The top legislative priorities include: tackling unfunded mandates, ensuring basic education and supporting accountability. Important issues for Mercer Island and the Eastside are improving school funding and teacher compensation, as well as reforming the WASL.