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WA lawmakers meet to discuss Supreme Court report

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Legislature has another deadline coming up concerning money for public schools.

Lawmakers have until Aug. 30 to report back to the Supreme Court on their progress toward paying the whole cost of basic education.

The committee assigned to write the report is meeting Wednesday in Olympia in the O'Brien Building.

This will be their second report to the Supreme Court concerning the school lawsuit known as the McCleary case.

A coalition of school districts, parents, teachers and community groups won that lawsuit. The court ordered the Legislature to make yearly progress reports on their efforts to fix the way the state pays for K-12 education with a final deadline of 2018.

Those reports are then critiqued by the group that brought the lawsuit, and the Supreme Court. Last year's report got poor marks from both.