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Initiative 1351

This measure would direct the legislature to allocate funding for smaller K-12 class sizes, with extra class-size reductions for all grades in defined high-poverty schools and for grades K-3 in all schools; and for increased student support staffing, including counselors, teaching assistants, librarians, and others. Increased funding for these changes would be phased in over four years. Schools lacking enough classrooms to reduce class size could use funding for additional staff providing direct student services.

Election results

Option Votes Pct
Yes 1,048,833 50.93%
No 1,010,327 49.07%

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