Initiative 728 appeared on the
Nov. 2, 2000 ballot in Washington state; voters approved the measure by nearly
The initiative provides
additional money to help students reach new state learning standards. It also
dedicates certain state revenues to a "Student Achievement Fund,"
increasing revenue to the fund over time. Under I-728, school districts are
authorized to use funds to reduce class size; provide extended learning
opportunities; provide additional professional development for educators;
provide early assistance for children who need pre-kindergarten support; and
provide building improvements relating to class-size reductions.
What does it do?
Provides funding to implement education reform
and improved student learning.
There are six allowable uses of the new funds:
- Reduce class sizes in grades K-4;
- Make selected class size reductions in grades
- Provide extended learning for students in
- Provide additional professional development
- Provide early assistance for children who need
- Provide improvements or additions to school
facilities which are directly related to class size reductions and extended