Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It is hard to believe it is already November! At the end of the month legislators will return to Olympia for a 2-day legislative assembly. All of the Senate committees will meet to recap the work that was done during the interim, and it also helps us to refocus and set our priorities in preparation for the next session beginning January 13, 2014.
This summer I spent a lot of time visiting businesses and schools in the district. It has been great to get feedback on some of the changes and improvements that resulted from the work of this year’s session.
As you know, I serve as Vice Chair of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee and this year we made a substantial investment into education, backed with strong reforms to help improve the outcomes for our schools.
I have been on the ground meeting with superintendents and visiting classrooms, both in our community and throughout the state, to get feedback on our work and discuss the challenges they are faced with.