Superintendant of Public Instruction Randy Dorn is asking for an additional $4.1 billion in the state’s next biennial budget.
He blames the legislature for not being able to come together and pass a proposal to pay for schools…
Dorn says the money would pay for specific services like transportation to and from school, which the state is required to fully fund and currently falls short.
He says that would leave more local dollars to pay for extra-curricular programs.
State Denator Doug Ericksen of Ferndale says the state should look for cost-saving reforms rather than dedicate more money to schools.