Public comment sought on state education issues, suggestions

Lawmakers in the state’s Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee will be in Yakima on Oct. 27 as part of a listening tour.

The two-hour work session is the committee’s last stop in a seven-city effort to hear from educators, parents, students and the public to hear comments about education issues and suggestions about how the state can meet its constitutional duty to support basic education.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to register ahead of by visiting People can sign up to provide up to two minutes of comment the day of the event. Public comment will come after a presentation from several representatives of state education groups on a number of issues.

Lawmakers expected to be at the meeting include Republicans Bruce Danmeier of Puyallup and Ann Rivers of La Center and Democrats Christine Rolfes of Kitsap County and Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam.

The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the ESD 105 Maggie Perez Student Success Center at 111 S. Second Ave. in Yakima.