Timeline: Efforts to lower class size in Washington state
Initiative 1351 is not the first attempt at finding a way to provide smaller classes for Washington students.
Washington voters will soon decide the fate of Initiative 1351, a statewide ballot measure that would lower class size averages to 25 students in grades 4-12.It's not the first time voters have encountered such a question. In 2000, a measure that promised to reduce class sizes to no more than 18 students in grades K-4 was approved by more than 70 percent of voters. But funding for Initiative 728 was cut repeatedly by the state Legislature, until lawmakers repealed it in 2012. The timeline below shows the history of Initiative 728 and other efforts to reduce class size over the years.