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August 18, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Round-up: Two preschool measures headed to ballot, woman gets Bothell diploma 51 years later

Judge rules two Seattle preschool measures will appear on ballot: King County Superior Court Judge Helen Halpert ruled Friday that Initiative 107, which seeks better wages and training for child-care workers, and the city-sponsored preschool plan that’s backed by a property-tax levy are two alternative measures addressing the same subject. Under state law, the November ballot will direct voters to first decide whether either measure should pass and then, regardless of how they answered the first question, choose between the two options.

Former Bothell student gets diploma 51 years later: After becoming pregnant at age 17, Sandra Lantz was asked to leave Bothell High School four months shy of graduation in 1963. On Saturday, Northshore School District Superintendent Larry Francois bestowed her with a legal high-school diploma during a ceremony organized by a former classmate.

State supreme court will hear charter-school challenge (AP): The Washington state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this fall on a challenge to the voter-approved charter-school law. A King County judge ruled last December that certain parts of the law concerning taxpayer funding were unconstitutional.

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