The Arc Washington Files Amicus Brief in In Favor of Maintaining Sanction for Inadequate Funding

The Arc Washington and The Arc King County joined other disability organizations in filing an amicus brief in the case McCleary v. Washington. In this case, the Supreme Court of Washington ruled that the statewide school funding scheme was inadequate and in violation of the state constitution. The court imposed a $100,000/day fine on the state until the state develops an adequate funding scheme. The state is now seeking to lift that sanction. The Arc’s amicus brief explains that the state is still in violation of its constitution because it limits the percentage of students receiving special education services for whom a district can receive enhanced funding and, therefore, discriminates against students in districts with an above-average proportion of students receiving special education services. The full brief can be found here.