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Lawmakers look to lottery to help school funding

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OLYMPIA — State legislators are considering using lottery-backed bonds to fund school construction and help meet a court-ordered mandate to fully fund children’s education.

The bill would put $700 million toward school construction and allow schools to build more classrooms for kindergarten through third-grade.

“With the McCleary decision to lower the class size and have all-day kindergarten, and other decisions around that, many of our districts are bursting at the seams,” said Rep. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, who sits on…

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