House passes Paul bill to create a pilot program for Running Start summer school

OLYMPIA –On Thursday, February 13, the Washington House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor, to create Running Start summer school pilot program.

“Dual-credit programs are incredibly cost-effective ways to help students graduate from college earlier and with less debt,” said Paul. “Students involved with school activities and other commitments may find it difficult to access Running Start. Summer school is a great option for them to get a jump start on their college degree.”

House Bill 2864 establishes the pilot project and authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to consult with the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges to develop the program.

“This could be a game-changing option for many of our students,” continued Paul. “We want to make sure we get it right. I am looking forward to seeing the results of this pilot project.”

House Bill 2864 now heads to the Senate for consideration. Paul represents the 10th Legislative District.