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Education Equality Act, SB 5607 – EEC Analysis

With regards to Senate Bill 5607, publicly distributed on Saturday, January 28th 2017, the Equity in Education Coalition signed-in in support of the concept of transitioning the prototypical model currently being used in Washington State to fund education to a Student Centric Locally Controlled Funding Formula. There are, however, too many holes and questions under this proposal to receive the full support of the EEC.

Please read the Equity in Education Coalition’s full analysis of the bill here: EEC SB 5607 Analysis

Renton Public Schools Superintendent Resigns

Renton Superintendent Resigns

At its regular meeting tonight, the Renton School Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Dr. Merri Rieger, who is leaving to pursue other career opportunities. Dr. Rieger was hired as superintendent in July, 2013. Her resignation is effective June 30, 2015.

Renton School Board members and Dr. Rieger mutually agreed in order to provide a smooth transition for an interim superintendent, she will step aside from the daily superintendent duties, effective immediately. Board members thank Dr. Rieger for her service to the district and wish her well in her future endeavors.

Board President Pam Teal in a statement to staff said, “As part of our responsibility to staff and our community, the Board has reached an amicable separation agreement with Dr. Rieger. We all work very hard toward the same goal: to provide every student with a meaningful education. The School Board and the Superintendent simply had differing viewpoints on achieving that shared goal. There was absolutely no impropriety. We wish Merri all the best in her pursuit of other professional opportunities and thank her for her contributions.”