Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1541, which addresses the Opportunity Gap. Here are highlights from the ceremony at Aki Kurose Middle School library.
Governor Jay Inslee signs Opportunity Gap House Bill 1541 into law, with (l-r) Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Rep. Tina Orwall
League of Education Voters board treasurer Kevin Washington kicked things off as the MC
Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, chair of the House Education Committee, talks about the significance of her opportunity gap bill becoming law
Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self shares her experiences seeing the opportunity gap firsthand as a middle school counselor
Washington state Middle School Principal of the Year Mia Williams of Aki Kurose Middle School talks about the importance of closing gaps
Governor Jay Inslee addresses the crowd at Aki Kurose Middle School before signing Opportunity Gap House Bill 1541
Governor Jay Inslee congratulates Aki Kurose Middle School students after he signed Opportunity Gap HB 1541