Hopeful news

Rep. Drew Hansen, D-23rd district, sent the following message to the Ferry Community Partnership listserv yesterday afternoon. This does look like good news for ferry-served communities.

The House just passed my amendment — the idea was originally from an amendment Christine Rolfes was pushing in the Senate — to say that (1) it’s the Legislature’s intent to fund ferries at a level sufficient to maintain full service in the 2013-15 biennium; (2) WSF’s outreach will be consistent with that intent.

I spoke on the Floor about how ferry riders fund most of the system’s operations–70% systemwide, and over 100% on the route I take to work every day when we’re not in session.

Best of all, a conservative legislator from Wenatchee (Mike Armstrong) spoke in support on the floor, calling it a “great” amendment and saying he was “glad we have those routes back.”  So that’s progress!

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About sjbrooksyoung

Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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