State education superintendent talks Coast schools, Trump, funding

Wright said she appreciates the debate over education funding, but deferred to legislators on its design.

“I think it’s always good to look at the formula,” she said. “I do think it’s kind of hard to put a finger on it since it hasn’t been fully funded.”

In discussions with legislators, she said, there’s been talk of using a “weighted” formula, which will allow additional funding for subgroups such as special education or English-learning students. She views that as positive.

“I think first a formula should be fair and equitable across the state,” she said. “We’re looking at providing the resources all children need. I think right now the formula doesn’t really address all those factors.”