July 20, 1998
Sen. McAuliffe honored for education efforts
State Senator Rosemary McAuliffe's "relentless pursuit of laws to benefit students and teachers in our public schools" has earned her one of the highest awards given by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA.)
The Bothell Democrat received the "Service to WASA Award" at the association's annual meeting in Spokane recently.
This award is in addition to WASA's "Golden Gavel Award," which McAuliffe received in 1995.
McAuliffe is only the third lawmaker to receive both of the association's top awards.
McAuliffe's selection for the award was based on outstanding efforts to maintain state support for public schools.
She was also honored for her support for legislation that would ensure adequate funding for school districts, regardless of size or wealth.
WASA represents 1,500 active and retired school administrators, superintendents and central office personnel.