May 21, 2010
Are small rural school
districts at a disadvantage when it comes to competing for Federal education reform dollars? One of North Central
Washington’s top school officials thinks so. Monday was the deadline for districts to say if they would
participate in the so-called Race to the Top grant process. Over 250 of our state’s 295 school districts have
signed on to the state’s application for 250 million dollars in Federal funding. Wenatchee Bureau Chief Steve Hair
spoke with North Central Educational Service District Superintendant Rich McBride who’s region encompasses 4
counties and 29 mostly rural school districts . .