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On August 28, 2019, the Martin Luther King County Council passed historic legislation investing $318 million to improve educational outcomes for children and youth over the next 16 years. The investment, funded through voter-approved Sound Transit 3 proceeds, supports King County children and youth across the entire age spectrum, from early learning through postsecondary completion.  

Of the $318 million investment in the King County Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA):

  • $153.8 million will support the development of early learning facilities
  • $29.6 million will support community-based organizations working with students in the K–12 grades
  • $112.4 million will go to the King County Promise, which provides advising support for underserved high school and college students to get them to and through college
  • $22.6 million will be reserved for administration and evaluation
Regional High School Art Show Winners 2019

Puget Sound ESD is proud to announce the 10 winners of the Regional High School Art Show. These entries received the highest scores and will advance to the 46th Annual State High School Art Show at OSPI in Olympia, WA.

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These schools will host a College Signing Celebration event, recognizing for their accomplishment of making postsecondary plans. This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate students and continue to build a college going culture in local schools.

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Education leaders from throughout the Puget Sound region today urged legislators to enact a bi-partisan solution to the “levy cliff” issue – which threatens to tear a $228 million hole in local school budgets for the coming school year.