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Education proposal debate comes to a close

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PASCO, Wash.--Education proposal debate comes to a close. A total of 54 new education proposals were heard Saturday. Some of the most important issues dealt with keeping teachers in the building and equal funding for all schools.

We spoke with the Chair of the meeting who says the biggest issue schools are facing is maintaining the small funds schools have and also keeping staff around all year.

Chair of the School Director's Association Rick Jansons says "we don't have enough teachers for classrooms. First they're talking about this year. Worst case scenario here and across the state, not just my district. We could lose teachers half way through the year."

Throughout the meeting several hundred representatives got a chance to discuss proposals before voting.

A total of 51 proposals were renewed. Now the approved proposals go to legislators in the coming session.

At the end of the Assembly, lawmakers will vote on the top 10 positions. The Board of Directors will then select and vote to approve the state's priority education issues.