OLYMPIA – Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following the State Supreme Court’s order ending the McCleary K-12 funding case Thursday:

“I’m certainly pleased with the Court’s ruling today, but our work is far from over. While this portion of the journey is complete, we will continue to support our students and teachers and improve all aspects of education for our state’s 1.1 million school kids.

“I’d like to specifically thank Sens. Rolfes, Billig, Frockt, Wellman and our entire K-12 team, who worked tirelessly over the last decade to get us to this point. It’s a great day, the future is bright, and the work on behalf of our kids will continue.”