Washington Charter Schools, Initiative 177 (1996)
The Washington Charter Schools Initiative, also known as Initiative 177, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed for "renewed" school districts with publicly-funded non-profit organizations operating "independent" public schools with parental choice and state regulation.
|Washington Initiative 177 (1996)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall voters be authorized to create "renewed" school districts where nonprofit organizations may operate publicly-funded "independent" public schools with parental choice and revised state regulation?||”|
Path to the ballot
Sponsor James R. Spady of Seattle filed 248,482 signatures to qualify the measure to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- Washington 1996 ballot measures
- 1996 ballot measures
- List of Washington ballot measures
- Charter Schools Act, Initiative 729
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1996 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the Legislature
- 'Office of the Secretary of State, "1996 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 30, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the Legislature," accessed August 30, 2013
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