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Tag: Federal Way School District


Support FPierce, Auburn and FWay school measures

This editorial will appear in Monday’s print edition.

It doesn’t take a financial genius to understand that there’s no better time than the present to get moving on construction projects: Interest rates are low, and contractors are eager for the work.

That might not be the case for long if the economy keeps improving and costs start rising. So it makes sense for three South Sound school districts to ask voters now to pay for major facility upgrades that can’t be put off any longer.

They make a good case for passing measures appearing on the Feb. 14 ballot, and The News Tribune supports all three. They are:

• Franklin Pierce School District – An article Thursday by The News Tribune’s Debbie Cafazzo outlines the badly needed improvements that would be funded by a five-year capital levy. Read more »


Our choices for Federal Way City Council and school board

This editorial will appear in Wednesday’s print edition.

Federal Way voters have a lot to decide on their Nov. 8 ballot, with open positions on both the City Council and school board.

In addition, two very good incumbents – Jack Dovey and Dini Duclos – are hoping to be re-elected to the City Council. Voters would be wise to keep them.

Dovey, who owns a wireless GPS company in Federal Way, is seeking his fourth full term. His history with the city and the council – he was a force behind creation of Celebration Park and the city’s Police Department

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Fight for fair school funding far from over

This editorial will appear in Sunday’s print edition.

Few things speak as emphatically as a 9-0 decision from the Washington State Supreme Court.

On Thursday, the justices not known for going along to get along spoke in unison. A unanimous court ruled that variations in the way the state allocates money for school personnel do not violate the state constitution.

No dissents. No concurring opinions that highlighted differences in members’ legal analysis of the issue. No legal recourse beyond the state’s highest court. This decision is as definitive as they come.

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